Gardens, Garages, & Clouds

You know when we are quiet here on the blog we are busy around the new homestead with the various tasks at hand! Sorry to leave you hanging. Alex started building his garage last Saturday and it is coming along quite nicely. We had a nice crew of guys (Dads and brother) working and they have gotten footer dug and foundation poured as well as constructed all the walls. This coming weekend we will finish paneling the walls and put the roof on! Yay! We were blessed with some amazing weather on Saturday and dodged storms throughout construction. We did have a couple of quick pours later in the evening after they wrapped everything up. It was an awesome day.

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My garden is coming along. Although, I feel like I planted my heart and I am anxiously awaiting the seeds I planted to sprout. I went out this morning and found one teeny tiny little green sprout (I think it was a beet). I literally felt my heart leap! Gosh, this gardening stuff requires such faith and trust. It is so outside of my control. I did plant a few seedlings that my mom gave me and those are thriving nicely. I also started some tomatoes, eggplants and marigolds in some egg cartons and those are sitting on the kitchen table. My marigolds have sprouted already! I am just praying for a harvest of something this year, I would be so blessed to have produce from my own garden!

We are loving this new, quiet, slowed down, life so much! Its so amazing to watch the sunset every morning out the kitchen window. Watching the sunset on the front porch. Watching the thunderstorms blow in and then blow out again. It’s crazy. The views are just incredible. I feel so inspired to cook, clean, garden, & pray! The girls are loving it too. We call Lea our mud-bug because she LOVES to play in the dirt and mud. I am SO THANKFUL for my mudroom/laundry room with the door to outside…that is a sanity saver. Most days she is bathing twice a day because she has covered herself in mud. I will be glad when we can finally get some grass growing in the mudpit outside!

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