Monday, March 26, 2012

2 Years Today.............

Two whole years today since we picked up the keys for our home here in Bundalong!  It's hard to believe, and when I look around the yard I see how much we've achieved in that short time!  Apart from the tall gum trees & a couple of other trees, there was nothing here on this block...... apart from prickles (yep, prickles everywhere - so bad the poor dogs could not walk on the yard!).  We have fenced, made sheds, dug gardens, planted fruit trees & vines, built up garden beds, compost bins, built a pond, made a chook pen & area,  fixed verandahs, installed solar hot water, fixed ALOT of things within the home.............  I'm still trying to sort out places for some things and declutter other bits. We've had some sad times (like having had 3 of our dogs die from old age during our time here) and we've had happy times (like seeing our son married and grandchildren born .... although we had to visit Townsville for those things)...... I've been busy sewing, crocheting, preserving our produce from the garden......... making this house into a home - in fact, more like into a little homestead - one in which we can become more self reliant rather than dependant on the world, or going into immediate melt down if the power goes out, or the roads are cut off from town supplies.  I want our home to be a place of refuge and comfort.....
A "Proverbs 31 " type of home.

2 comments:

Lynda said...

Hard to believe it's been 2 years Sharm. Congratulations on your anniversary...and all your hard work! xx

Sue B said...

You are living my dream. DH and I plan to buy something like this to be our project when we reited. How rewarding is it when you look back.