Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Good Tilled Earth

We watched Fellowship of the Ring the last two nights (extended version, of course), and in the beginning when Bilbo is talking about hobbits, he describes their love of peace and "good tilled earth."

As all the seed catalogues are coming out and bloggers are discussing getting new chicks and planting seedlings and choosing garden tools, I have a hitch in my giddup to do the same. But with all the unknowns in our life at the moment, I know I have to wait.

Patience, grasshopper.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Beginning

Well I said I was ready to start trying for a baby...what I didn't know when I wrote my last post was that I was already pregnant!

I may have said I was ready, but truth be told we were both in complete shock when we found out. Maybe I wasn't quite as ready as I thought! 

Now Matt is urgently looking for the next step in his job, as we both want to make it a priority that I be a stay at home mom. Hopefully I can grow The Ruffled Owl into something of a viable business, even if its just a couple hundred dollars a month extra that would be a big help.

We have a potential next step. I won't say anything more at the moment, but it might even include becoming homeowners. Nothing fancy, and certainly not Thursday Farms itself, but a place where we could decorate a nursery, and then once we move, rent out to provide a small extra income. With the housing market the way it is, there really hasn't been a better time to buy. Even after taxes, HOA fees, insurance and maintenance fees, it would still be cheaper than renting in the particular place we're looking! Then maybe in 5 or 10 years, when the economy has fully turned around, we can sell it for a profit to use as a nest egg for the farm.

Just dreams at the moment, maybe, but hey, that's what this blog is for.