These pictures are already a month or more old. We have done so much to the house already. It’s still a bit hard to get in the swing of things on blogging. : ) Outside pictures…. Elisabeth in the garden they left behind. We are getting lots of tomatoes right now. Lots of them! View of the front yard. We have a swing on that tree for the kids and a little one for Benjamin. We have another swing on the tree to the right that you cannot see. My husband tearing down (by hand), the porch. It is already done and cleaned up by now. It’s beautiful to see the simplicity of the home. Can you picture the house without this deck? Won’t it be pretty? I like these pictures of my husband putting up the swings, you can really see the beauty of Missouri. The front porch looking North. Back towards our garden. We’re looking for a contractor to come out to do an add on for my mother to come live with us. I am hoping they can put the add on somehow off the back there so she can have a view of the garden and fields. Our progress on the deck… You can see it’s coming down…. Mom, if you are looking at this, they would probably put an add on to the back where the three windows are. We’ve had two no shows with Contractors so I’m a bit frustrated. One of our fields, looking South from the deck side that Matthew was tearing down. We have BIG plans for this field to plant an orchard of apricot trees, apple trees and blackberries along the fence. See this white building that’s leaning? It was in terrible shape so Matthew took this down already too. All by hand.
Some of our 30+ acres extends to that back treeline. There are two ponds back there… one with fish, but I just see a bunch of frogs. : ) This green, grassy area my husband has mowed and we’ll probably put chickens or turkeys here one day. More of our property, looking North. It extends all the way past the wheat colored field to where it’s green as our neighbors are growing soybeans there. Zooming in… They found me taking pictures… you little critters. : ) So, of course I had to take pictures of them! Matthew ElisapupHannah Tabitha Anna Cute boy, again. : ) Here’s two close ups that you asked for, Elizabeth A. : ) Our pretty garden. We’ve had tons of tomatoes so far so we’ve been eating some homemade pasta dishes. By the way, I didn’t gain a pound on our entire move last year. Still trying to figure that one out. ; ) Lots of collards in between the planter boxes here…. I love collards. Pretty, green tomatoes. We’re working on the house this year but I can’t wait for next year to start some real gardening (though my husband is the gardener). I feel like we have so much to look forward to here. It feels like the year of Jubilee to us. : )