Wednesday, May 13, 2009

no explanation needed...

My practical side has been warring with my "dream" for a long time...

I want to homestead more than anything. In the beginning my hubby was only supportive of ME, not the idea. Now he's full on board and is as excited to do it as I am-- talking about getting a steer to raise etc. etc.

My husband is graduating with his Masters on Saturday and is already in the process of trying to find a better job. Currently we live on .2 acres-- seriously 0.20 acres... counting what the house is on. We have two goats, eight hens, three ducks, and a goose...

But it means that every single sound any animal makes is in the neighbors' business. That, when the goats start crying at five in the morning for no reason that we have to jump up, afraid that they're going to rouse the whole neighborhood.

So hubby and I have been discussing getting back down to just chickens until he gets a new job (he's in public administration, so not quite as hard as finding other jobs these days) and the right house on land for us to do this right. This means selling my bottle babies and probably eating me waterfowl... which is all tough decisions, but I feel like, until we have all the pieces together, it's really necessary.

I don't know if we'll ever luck out to get the quality of goats we got with our little girls-- they're lovely, but I'm putting them up for sale today and we'll see what happens... hubby did insist that we not go lower than a certain point...

And we WILL do the homestead... when we're in a better place...

SIGH.



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5 comments:

trogonpete said...

you lost me at "my practical side..."

Eloise said...

Contrary to popular belief--- I CAN be practical!

trogonpete said...

darn

trogonpete said...

how boring

Eloise said...

I know... SIGH

This feels an awful lot like back pedaling... I hate it :p