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The Bad Day

My friends, I appreciate every single person that takes the time to read my words, to cheer us on, to cry with us, to talk to me outside of this blog, who cares about our family, who lets me write and allows me to have readers.  Thank you.

One of my problems, that I think might be cured now, is that I speak too soon.  I cannot keep a secret to save my life and I love to share news and get excited about possibilities and I speak too soon and send everyone on a wild goose chase of emotional rollercoasters and bottles of wine.

This seemed so promising but sometimes things are not as they seem.  At the last minute the whole house dream was over.  So many things I cannot discuss in order to respect others’ thoughts and ideas and this time it just didn’t work out.  Again.

Where are we supposed to be?  I wish I knew.  I will work on getting this shop open.  I will not have a nervous breakdown.  I will not even have a glass of wine.  I will just go get my book and go to bed.


Katie Lynn Sanders is the author of seven books, has been a speaker on sustainable living, and loves all things wine, regenerative agriculture, homesteading, travel, food, arts, crafts, books, and finding enchantment and inspiration in the smallest things. She lives on a one acre farm and vineyard, Pumpkin Hollow Farm, with her husband, fourteen chickens, three ducks, a giant Pyrenees, two goats, five cats, and visiting children and grandchildren in southern Colorado.

19 thoughts on “The Bad Day

    1. Amelia, this whole journey started with a fabulous practice farm but the landlords were about to lose the house to the bank. We moved to a homestead where the landlords were con artists, had us pay in advance so they could buy a “wheelchair” and promised to renew our lease so we added a wood stove and then were kicked out and they have new suckers in there now. I had some friends that were going to buy us a property and hold the note. They have second thoughts. So, at this point we are still homeless (living with friends), Doug is about to start a new job, and I hope to still open up my shop but we are without a place to move to. Disappointing for sure. I need to be more careful about writing things before they occur. Sorry for the confusion.

  1. I’m so sorry, Katie. I was very excited for you both when I read the last post. I know God has His hand in this and on you, but it’s so hard in the meantime to wait and find the WHY?!?!

    Prayers continue for you both.

  2. Doug and Katie…..I am praying you find your place that you can call home. God has a plan,keep the faith and it will all work out in the end. Remember we love you.

  3. I am the same way Katie, except I don’t write about everything, I talk about everything to everyone. I have no filter I guess.
    Sorry it didn’t work out, finding a new house can be nerve wracking sometimes. Keep your chin up!

  4. I’m sorry it didn’t work out.

    Doors close, windows open, sometimes both are closed and sometimes both are open. Life just seems to be very unpredictable.

    We’re both waiting for the doors and windows to open wide for us and I’m finding it more and more difficult to wait. I hope doors and windows open wide for you soon.

      1. You do know we bought an RV, right? Have had it all summer and have enjoyed it tremendously. I really think I could live in it full-time if I had to. Find a little piece of land somewhere, park it on my land and build my little homestead. First I need to travel around in a bit to find my little piece of homestead paradise of course 🙂

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