We are on the high prairie - lots of grass, lots of wind, lots of sunshine. Little rain.
Then, when it was time, we built a house of our own. We certainly didn't do it all, but we did quite a lot of it. Framing, sheathing, siding, doors and windows, other things as well. Angels - in many forms - helped us....so did sub-contractors and building inspectors and all of Larry Haun's videos, which we borrowed time and again from the library. We learned a great deal, and to this day, I adore our sweet, cozy home. Wherever I go in this world, it will always be a part of me.
Not to be too terribly girly, but I have so, so enjoyed turning it from a house to a home. We did it together.
Just this past summer, we put our construction skills to work yet again and built a garage. It has a workshop for my sweet husband's projects, and I must confess, it's quite nice to go out on an icy morning and not have to scrape car windows. Once the drywall is hung and taped, we will be able to put together a proper workshop. That will clear space in the horse barn and allow us some new and different animal adventures.
I don't know if we will ever feel like this place is anything but a work in progress. Fifteen years on this property and there is still much to do. Eight years in this house and I still have not painted the interior trim around the front door. I truly doubt we will ever step back and say we are done, but then, life is a process, and home is where much of life happens.
Be blessed, wherever you may be,
-Laura at TenThingsFarm