Thursday, December 2, 2010

ITS OURS!!!!!!!! and other goodies....

The Bald Man and me... out on the town doing a little celebrating! Nights out in Knoxville will be fewer and farther between... and I'll tell you why in a second... First.... I've been crocheting my little hands to the bone.. but with most of the things I've been crocheting are gifts I can't show till after Christmas... But heres a couple of doilies I've done for myself in between presents...
A pineapple doily... I love doilies, they look so elegant and old fashion...

I've been sewing some... again just gifts that can't be shown yet....
But in the kitchen today I roasted a big 'Cinderella' pie pumpkin and made this Pumpkin Chutney... turned out yummy!!! I used a recipe found on Putting up with the Turnbills blog.. you can find their site on the side bar of links I have.


And Pumpkin pie!!! I love real homemade pumpkin pie!!!! And I have so much pumpkin puree leftover I can foresee pumpkin breads, muffins and cookies,, maybe a soup in the next week!



NOW!!! For the BIG NEWS!!! ITS OURS! The land we've been after for months ....
Which will be home to our huge gardens, chickens, goats, ducks... etc!

Its 25 acres in McMinn county (where I'm originally from) this land has everything we were looking for... a creek, woods and pasture... and lots of "extras"...some hills and some flat... there is a double wide on the property now that after we fix it up we will live in until we sell our Knoxville house, then build our little farm house!!


The creek has 2 springs feeding it... heres one of them... just coming right out of the hillside...







The creek is year around which makes it perfect for building ponds that will grow lots of yummy catfish, bluegill and bass!







Future pasture for some of the animals we will have! And a future site for a barn and chicken coop






It has a very nice workshop with electric.... perfect for my workout equipment until we can build a house







This whole area will be a vegetable garden...




Blueberry bushes, gooseberries, blackberries.... plenty of room...








The creek runs through a natural gorge which will make building a very large pond easier.







Its really has everything we were looking for!!! The doublewide is a bonus! and will be great temporary living space until we sell the knox house... which we know in this economy could be awhile... meanwhile... we'll be having barns and fencing built! There's even room for a little fruit orchard! Can't wait to set that up!
We looked at over 30 properties... some raw land that we would have had to spend money on running electric and doing septic systems, digging wells, making driveways.. money that can be used for building up the farm... not with this property... all done...
we also looked at lots of property that had 80 and 100 year old homes that would have had to be gutted! Which would have put us in a bind because remodeling costs a ton and we maybe would have never got the house "right" like so many I've known with fixer uppers....
But like I said... its everything we needed... everything we were looking for. We were so blessed to find the right one that would meet all our needs for building our future farm.
And for a price that was lower than we ever dreamed we would get land for... esp land with so many extras... so so so blessed!!!!
My Bald Man is doing a blog about our "journey" check it out... he's such a funny guy!!!!

6 comments:

RiAnge Creations. Ltd. said...

Congratulations! I know you've been working hard towards this. I love your crocheted pieces.
Angela

Carol said...

Oh, congratulations! You will love living on acreage. Your new life will inspire all manner of creativity.

Faye Lewis said...

WOW!!! What a perfect place. You described it beautifully. Again, Wow! I would love to live there, two creeks to boot, gardens and fish ponds - you've sold me. Thanks for your comment about my coat. It has been such a work in progress, and so much blood and tears shed. This is a simple project made complicated and has taken up so much of my time. I'll be so glad when it's finished - I WANT MY LIFE BACK!!!

Jane M said...

Congrats! This is so very beautiful. I've been a suburban gal all my life so I'm intrigued by this whole process. Bravo, it sounds like a wonderful new adventure.

Sheila said...

Congrats!!! Its beautiful and wishing you the best for the New Year.

Jose said...

It was a nice view, I wish I could experience seeing these kinds of scenery.
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