I have been absent for far too long. I think about a million things I want to share but there never seems to be enough hours in the day.
So, where did I leave off last...oh, yea...truck driving...and debt free living. Since October of last year, we have journeyed approximately 250,000 miles, endured one of the longest and coldest winters I have ever experience, and suffered 2 devastating losses in our family, Gramma and Grampa nearly back to back. It has been a bumpy ride...but we are coming back up the hill and things are looking shiny again.
We finally got out from under the house in Deland and purchased our farmland in Missouri. Our plan is coming together and our dream farm is within reach. 16 acres near the Lake of the Ozarks. Hilly with lots of hard wood trees on half and a rich fertile valley on the other half. Wet weather creek on one side, Year round spring fed creek on another. Lots of walnut trees and ready to be planted with more as soon as we can. Hopefully a house, barn, and garden by spring. Little House on the Prairie 2015-style. Orchard, heirloom vegetables, herbs. Greenhouses, Hoop Houses. Canning, dehydrating, making essential oils & medicinal tinctures. Then comes the animals.... Bees, chickens, goats, cows, sheep, alpacas, guinea fowl, peacocks, turkeys. Hopefully by 2016, we will be operating as a full time farm.
The Farmacy. A life long dream for both of us...and its in sight.