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Beginning the Build

It is rumored that we are going to begin the foundation this week. Realistically, I suspect it will happen maybe next week. Either way, we are on the precipice of some major changes, and of course my anxiety is skyrocketing. Interestingly though, I am aware of it, and also aware of something I heard at that class I attended recently. “What if your anxiety is excitement?”

I don’t have the best track record with follow through in the face of anxiety. I have a tendency to get in my own way and self sabotage what I’ve got happening, and I no longer wish to do that. So it’s something I’ve been working really hard on especially over the past year and a half or so. So with the exciting news, I’m mentally kind of freaking out, but instead of letting it overwhelm me, I’ve taken the day to do some light reading. Ponder the immediate needs, and not try to manage ALL of the things in this exact moment. I had a moment of realization over the past couple of days that it’s not all or nothing all of the time. Everything is about balance, and if I worked for an hour this morning, it doesn’t mean that I can’t take part of the day to sort out my thoughts or take time for myself if that is my immediate need. So when I’m feeling less anxious, then I’ll make that phone call to see what the wait time is for the inspection. When I’m less likely to feel stressed, I’ll look up what I need to know to calculate the concrete required or to ponder how we’ll connect the sonotubes to the footer molds with the different sized holes. Now is the time to gain some clarity and to approach the upcoming surge of activity with a clear head and some focus.


We are excited to launch ourselves into this next journey of our lives, and I’m grateful and pleased that we have so many wonderful souls with us on this journey.

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Ep 75 – Making Better Use of Our Vertical Space

Mike’s Mom is coming to town, and I wanted to make sure she had a place to unpack her clothes, so it was time to find a solution for our lack of closet space!
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Ep 72 – Adding Plants to the Memorial Garden. Happy Birthday, Mom.

More work on the inexpensive memorial garden. It would have been my mom’s 75th birthday this year. We lost her19 years ago, and have still always celebrated her birthday. This year, I wanted to be sure to get the plants into the ground because she loved her summer flowers.
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Episode 71 – $0 Budget Memorial Garden Progress

I am working on a memorial garden for my lost people, and I’m trying to spend as little as I can to do it, because I’m strapped for cash at the moment.
homestead #homesteading #DIY #budget #lowbudgetgarden
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Episode 70 – $0 Budget Memorial Garden

Ali is working hard on the garden, and Mike continues his war with One Eye while assisting me.
Lots of raking and rocks, plus summer flowers are flourishing in the mountains!
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Greenhouse Fail – Episode 69

We were planning on converting an unused shed into a greenhouse, but we were unable to get the shed relocated, and I’m kind of done with this mess.
I think I’m throwing in the towel on getting this garden up and running this year
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Planning a Garden, Poopies New Toys, & Dowsing for a Well

Bob the Builder made a place for an elevated garden, so Ali is planning out a flower garden/memorial garden.
The poopy dogs got some new toys made by petstages – you can get a similar toy here https://amzn.to/2Re3tLu
the original I purchased from walmart – https://www.walmart.com/ip/Petstages-Firehose-Friends-Zebra/152706452
Mike’s mom is about to have a well drilled, and hired a dowser to come look for water. Ali got a chance to try it out.
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Garden – Ep 4 – Plant Drainage, Luffa Seeds, Excavation Progress, & More Trail Cameras!

My plants look like garbage. I’ve figured out one thing I was doing wrong, and I’m trying to correct my errors.
I’m growing some luffa seeds which I purchased on Etsy. I’ll drop a link to those once I determine whether or not they’ll germinate.
Bob the Builder was back at it for a day before the next wave of Spring/Winter storms roll in so that a soil test can happen at Mike’s mom’s house, and we have some more critters on the trail cameras!
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New Video! Latest Update from the Ranch!

It is still winter, but we did have a short break in the weather for some continued excavation on the driveway. Most of it is at its final grade!
I purchased a dog food supplement for the dogs, which they love, & the tractor is really giving us a hard time. #homestead #DIY #colorado #outdoors #dogs #update #excavation
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Excavation Update!

It is slow progress, but still progress. Our septic line ended up running right down the middle of the driveway, so we’ve been slowed down as we seek to repair it as well as move it out of the way and under enough dirt so it won’t freeze. We have 1 more day of work on that, and then we should be back to our regularly scheduled program.