Hi everyone, we are all well and we are still living the dream here in south central Iowa on our 40 acre farm. Sorry it has been a long time since I have posted, it seems Like once you start living the dream and not just dreaming about it you don’t feel like writing about it as much. I hope to do a better job this winter.
What we have been up to
We have been keeping busy by still making improvements to the farm. We have now added chickens and built a chicken coop and gathering eggs everyday. We have added many more heirloom apple trees to our orchard and we have now been grafting apple trees to help save some of Iowa’s oldest trees.
We have built a leanto on to our barn for more storage and put in sidewalk from the house to the barn. We have insulated the barn and we have added a 1000 gallon rain water tank to help keep the garden, orchard, and chickens watered during times of drought.
I am also restoring an 1976 Chevy pickup and many more things I can’t think of as I am writing this, so you can see we have been busy. We hope to add sheep someday and a cow or two and believe it or not still have some things to finish on the house. It will be 4 years this coming February when I retired and moved to Iowa to start building our farm from bare land. Time has flew bye and I am scared it is going so fast it will be all over before I am ready. I am so happy to be living this dream and want it to last many more years. I hope all is just as well with you. I hope to share more soon.