Just a few homesteader necessities! When Doug’s sister said that her beautiful crab apple tree had finally fallen over due to a storm we didn’t waste time getting down there to retrieve the wood! Wood is necessary on a homestead with wood stoves. This year we would like to not use the propane (hello heart attack when you see the bill and it doesn’t even heat the room) and not freeze our booties off.
Now in order to get the wood we needed a truck. We gave our truck to Emily and thought we could go without one. You should have seen us packing hay and straw bales in the back of the Chevy HHR we drive. It has been a patient farm car but it is not meant for this type of lifestyle so with our tax refund we bought a truck. Mind you it is in the shop again but when we get it back Friday it is going to be one heck of a ride. I love it. The HHR is being bought by someone who lives in the city and is excited to have a smart looking smaller car.
I have fallen in love with my guitar. I have played lots of instruments but never with this type of passion and sense of fun. I am trying not to be so serious about it. I ask my teacher (who I think might be my daughter’s age) a million questions and he says this week my homework is to learn to comfortably strum. In 4/4 time? I ask. Just strum.
My goal is to play the local town fairs next year and play at my own festivals this year.
So, I am strumming away on this lovely homestead with my big truck and piles of wood and potatoes to be planted today and the grandbaby coming over. ‘Tis a good life, my friends, a very good life.