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Sunday, April 12, 2015

2015, finding balance

Hello! I has been months and months since last I wrote on the blog. I'd like to feel bad about it, and maybe a small part of me does, but man oh man, we've been busy. 

We bought a house!!
I guess because of my history with international moves, I should state that we are still in MI--for good. This will be the last move for a long time, if we have our way!

The first week of April we moved in to our new house on 11.6 acres. I am so very excited/tired that I almost stopped knitting for a few weeks. It felt so good to pick up my needles the other night! My parents have been here to help, and we still have a few boxes to unpack, and life swirls on as normal. I did finish a few things before we started packing (and bought a wee bit of yarn), like this Aran jumper:

But more on that later.

We have big plans for the new house and land of ours. We started on it yesterday, with the purchase of 15 chicks. They are darling, and I'm pleased the girls get to watch them grow (the last time we had chickens, in Scotland, we bought them almost full grown).

So while I get unpacked, and help Dave build/finish the chicken coop, keep on knitting. I may not be posting, but I most certainly am reading. I'll be back one of these days, unless the sun stays out and then I'll be playing in the garden.  I've got this patch of ground to fill with veggies:

And Sally, if you are reading this, this dog, she loves the country.


  1. congrats on your new purchase and may you have many many happy years in your new home :)

  2. Congratulations on buying the house! Wishing you many happy years and good things to come!

  3. Oh how lovely - all that SPACE! enjoy the growing and the chooks - your girls will love it :)

  4. Wow congratulations :) Very envious of your space and chicks. We're planning on getting some chooks soon but only 3 bantams

  5. How awesome! Good luck on making it your homestead and with all your plans for the future.

  6. The Aran jumper looks totally right for farm life.

  7. Congrats on the new house and the move! Love the Aran jumper and the chick are super cute!

  8. Hooray for the new house! You will love having the chickens. Your sweater is beautiful. Does this mean since you are staying in Michigan that we might meet in real life one day. Wine & Wool in Jackson the last Saturday in July plus Michigan Fiber Festival in August in Allegan. Maybe?

  9. Wow.... I've been out of touch for too long... I'm so excited for you!!


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