Hopes And Dreams So Close To Becoming Reality!

This Monday, if everything goes as planned – I will be the owner of a house and land!  After looking at many properties in the area, hopes and dreams are so close to becoming a reality.  It still seems surreal and I am sure after all the papers have been signed and I drive up the driveway, unlock the door and walk in it still will be surreal!  I think it will take many days for this reality to truly hit me.

A house to make our own, over time – yeah!!! I look so forward to experimenting and putting my creativity to use and don’t worry you will get to follow along on my projects – both good and bad.  I am sure that there are things that I will try and then decide was not a very good idea, but that is all part of it.  Stella hasn’t decided on the color of her room – each wall may be different and she may paint a rainbow and might not – she will paint the closet doors with chalkboard paint – so drawing and playing school will be great fun for her!  She has also requested a large bulletin board area.

Chicken coop

This will truly be an on-going learning experience – our own little homestead.  Finding ways to cut our energy use, collect our rain water, gray water system?, gardening, preserving our food, raising chickens and in the future Stella would like sheep (still need to do more research on that one) and once again heating the house with wood.  I know that I tend to take on way more than is reasonable, so I am working on patience and pacing myself.  The list is long, but the priorities are few: plan and prepare the garden beds for next year, plant the orchard and either refurbish the chicken coop or build a new one.

There are already some grape vines on the property.  At an event I was at recently, I was able to take home some Black Cherry and Oak saplings – so those will be planted within the week.  I also could not pass up a bargain and also a way to say way to go to me! The orchard will be started with 2 peach trees, 2 apple trees, 2 almond trees, 2 cherry trees, 2 blueberry bushes, an apricot tree and a raspberry bush!  A friend also offered for me to come over a dig up a couple lilac bushes – I know not a fruit tree – but I love them and the scent divine!

The next couple of weeks will see us planting, getting items out of storage, slowly moving out of the rental house, painting, cleaning and unpacking.  I can’t wait!  It will be so nice to have our stuff out of storage, especially my kitchen and crafting items – I am so anxious to get back to creating and writing the blog on a more consistent basis!  Stella can’t wait to get her bunnies, which are waiting for us to move – Fiona and Hope – and to start exploring the woods and finding the perfect spot to build a fort – with her cousin’s help of course.

We can’t wait to dance around the fire pit, watch lightening bugs and for me to come back from my morning run – get a cup of tea and sit with the cat and admire the view.  Just take a look – spectacular!

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11 Responses to Hopes And Dreams So Close To Becoming Reality!

  1. Gail Osterman says:

    I am so excited for you! Wish I could join you in soaking up that view after a morning walk/run in the country. Enjoy…and soak up the serenity the environment offers.

  2. Candace Coffin says:

    Such a beautiful view and I am SO, SO excited for you! You have worked so hard and so deserve this!! xox

  3. virginia says:

    Very exciting time – good for you Pamela !!!!!!!

  4. wendy grudzien says:

    This looks beautiful Pamela…how amazing for you & Stella to make a house your very permanent home! And you are amazing to make this all happen. Love & blessings on this new life. XXOO

  5. Jo says:

    So so excited for you and Stella….and so very proud of you, Pamela. A dream a reality…what more could you ask for. Can’t wait to be there…xoxo

  6. Mardi says:

    What a dream come true… a marvellous house in the area that you know and love!!! Well, you are amazing!! We are so happy for you Pamela. Looking forward to a visit in the new place.

  7. Amy McBride says:

    Wow!!! The property looks amazing. So fun!!
    Congratulations to you and Stella

  8. deborah says:

    Hi Pamela, I haven’t been keeping up with email or your posts very well lately but when I saw the title of this one I had to click on it – a bit belated but I’m so glad I did! The picture of the house and especially those of the property are spectacular! I wish we could have seen it when we visited! Your own place with space in the country, I think I’ve heard that dream a few times from you!! I am so very happy for you and for our sweet princess too!! The hard work will pay off and I know you’ll enjoy the process of making it all you hope it can be — and it will be such fun reaping the rewards!!
    Let the wonderful memories in your new home Begin!!! XOXO

  9. Karen Mayo says:

    I’m so happy for you and Stella!!
    That’s an amazing future. Good Luck!! I wish you all the best!! Let us know when house warming party is… We will be ready for girls weekend.

  10. Elizabeth and Pasquale Pirrotta says:

    Stella and Pam ,
    I am so happy for you , I know you are loving the land.

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