14 October 2013

we bought a farm

Greetings all,
Super exciting news . . . i can finally start posting at this blog . . . we bought a farm!! It's been a 20 year dream with my soldier husband & only possible since he returned from his fifth deployment (handy that he's in the same city as us!!)  We have lived all over Australia, finally deciding to settle in Canberra, a military & public service national capital city, surrounded by farmland.  My husband has future employment security, although, i'd love to see him as a full-time-farmer.
Our must-have list was . . . 45 minutes from the CBD, cleared land, no dwelling, 100 acres & sobering things for a single income family, like 'affordable'. During our search, issues like . . . fencing/ rainfall/ school buses became important; power/ telephone/ sewerage did not - as we desire to be self sufficient. Finally we found the right property & much larger!!
This has given us the exciting potential of raising livestock, building a strawbale homestead & planting orchards. Could not be happier. Stay tuned for our exciting plans, we will build our home next year.  First up, is a driveway, then it will get exciting!!  All the home building information will take place at this blog & when i get sewing again - in my converted shearing shed studio - i'll revive Posie Blogs.  For now, i'm busy planting hundreds of native trees, bushes & shrubs in Spring, to flourish over Summer.  Love Posie

4 comments:

Tammy said...

Awesome news! I'm so excited for you!

catherine said...

Im very happy for you and the kids they will love it. Look forward to lots of lovely inspiring photos. Check out the new country magazine with straw bale home from viva? homes in the bluemountains- I really want that esse stove for my future farm. How are your hands going?Thanks for posting.

Catherine

The Handmaden said...

How exciting! Can't wait to follow along with your building and farm adventures.

Anne said...

How is the farm coming along??
Cheers
Anne