A couple in their 60's, a 1940's army building turned into a 3 bedroom cottage, 2.5 acres, vegetable and herbal gardens, goats, chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits, Great Pyrenees, rescue dogs and cats, living as simple and frugal as possible. That is what you will find written about here. Thank you for stopping by. Share anything you like and ask any questions you wish!
And it was time to say goodbye to family,friends, and my wonderful NC mountains.
And travel down the curvy mountain roads
To flat sandy land and the homestead. Had a wonderful two weeks with daughters,grands,son in laws, and friends. Got lots of loving time with new grandson Skyler. Enjoyed going to grandson Quintin's swim and awards party. Quintin was fishing in FL so Skyler got to join in the group picture and take Quintin's award,
Had fun at Melody's at a family cookout. Joseph made some awesome burgers. Went to the drive in for the first time in many, many, years. The funny thing about that is I got locked in the car. The back doors are child proof and only open from outside.Megan, Melody, and Becky (Megan's friend) got out to sit on a blanket in front of the car while I was on the phone. Told them I would join them in a few minutes. Well when I went to get out I couldn't. Tried calling Megan several times, text her several messages and finally crawled halfway out the window to lean backwards and open the door. When I got out I ask Megan to check her phone. After she read her texts out loud everyone had a good laugh at grandma being locked in the car. It was a fun girls night out. I loved seeing my sister in law Debbie and niece Nikki. I hadn't seen Debbie in years. Took Quintin and Raigun fishing. Ate some of the best chicken and it was cooked by granddaughter Gabby. Went to several thrift stores.Went walking with Megan and Becky. (love having to climb hills while walking). Read 2 books and stayed up late watching movies with the grands and their friends. Got woke up one night to help get one of Quintin's friends out of the dryer......he was stuck. Don't ask why a 14 yr old boy would climb in a dryer at 3AM cause I have no idea. Don't ask why I knew how to tell him how to get unstuck and get out of the dryer.
All in all it was fantastic being back where I lived most of my life. Felt like I had never been away as it was so easy to pick right up with family and friends. Just to be able to see mountains no matter what direction I looked. To have temps in the 80's during the day and low 60's at night was a dream. My daughters kept saying how hot it was while I just embraced those wonderful temps. Now I am back on the homestead catching up on laundry, housecleaning, gardening, pen cleanups, and animal care. As much as I love being in the mountains it sure is good to be home. To see the animals reaction when they see me walking in their pens. They acted like they actually missed me. I got lots of nudges,licks, and nibbles as well as having to give lots of belly rubs,head scratches, and treats. Even with the heat and humidity that was waiting for me its good to be home.