Originally Posted by Piglet68
Hello, everybody. Greetings from Duncan!
Our move went very smoothly, but oh there is still so much unpacking to do, lol! DH left this morning for Vancouver where he will be working until Wednesday. So I'm on my own for the next little while.
I am SO in love with our new home. It's so peaceful and quiet here and everywhere I look outside my windows I see green natural surroundings. We're surrounded by farms on all sides save one which is crown land with miles of trails, which I've already begun exploring with Rain. She is one very happy dog and getting lots of exercise!
Today we are going to go out and explore our new town.
Sooo glad to hear it all went smoothly!
It brings back the memories of when we arrived here at our farm. So many blissful mornings just breathing the air, deep lungsful, and looking all around me at the views, the expansive sky and the beauty of the color green in all of its' subtle shades. I still feel this way whenever I'm outside. My morning breaths of outdoor air sustains me!
It really sounds peaceful, Mariah. What do the kids think? Any climbing trees?
Have you found the beach yet?? tell us more!!!
Originally Posted by artparent
piglet, how blissful! enjoy putting your things away. we've had march come in with springtime, it is beautiful and almost warm, even, so i've been very busy in the garden. amazing how the sunshine gives me energy to do every little thing
and THEN i get to go to my quilting workshop! bliss! maybe not as much bliss as if i owned my own acreage
but bliss nonetheless.
you know, one doesn't have to *own* the acreage to feel blissed!
I remember clearly formulating our plan to move and deciding to not settle for less than a rural farm-inspired property. How we ended up with this sweet piece of land is a divine mystery, and it is so tailored to our collective interests and aptitudes, it's spooky! When you set your mind on intention and move towards that, it clears the muck out of the way pretty quickly, and the gems start to shine brighter. We looked at some really scary (and shockingly expensive!) places during our year long search, and bypassed this one once, when we decided to wait until Fall to actually move, as it would be easier to move the plants. We first viewed it in June '07. And then it came up to rent again 3 months later...serendipity!
I really feel we are meant to be here...for how long, is the part I wonder about.
A rental rural property is fantastic, and brilliant, in that you can learn a tonne, and practise your mistakes, experiment, get to try things, without the larger commitment of ownership. For us, right now it is the best of both worlds.
We'll have a more grounded sense of what we want when the time to buy presents itself, I think.
artparent, quilting sounds fun!! My oldest has discovered embroidery. We found two lovely boxes of embroidery floss, in about 100 colors (really!) sweetly organized and color blocked and numbered in elderly hand writing, at the thrift shop. All for under $5.00!! So he has set to work embroidering flowers onto some pillow cases! Thrift inspired creativity...I think I'm hooked on thrifting!