When we first inquired about our new property, the realtor told us that it had recently been logged, and a good number of trees had been taken down. That fact didn't really matter to us for two reasons: first, we would have probably cut down most of them anyway to open up some of the land for pasture/browsing land for our animals; and secondly, it lowered the price of the land to what we could afford.
However, when we first arrived on our land and walked around, one thing became quite clear - the lumber company only took the large diameter wood that was useful for turning into lumber and left all of the branches smaller than about 12" in diameter strewn about the land. This left us with a formidable task, mainly clearing all of this brush off of 12 acres of land. But how best to do it?
...and now the real work begins.
Well, we did it. After quite a long time talking about it, we finally found our land. It is a beautiful (or at least it will be) 12 acres of hilly land far removed from city life. The exact means of how it was provided to us is too great a story to be related in mere written word. So, in order to know the whole of that story, you will have to talk with us directly!
And now we begin an unknown amount of time of preparation for our eventual move. We really don't know how much longer we have in our current CityHouse. However, we are very thankful for this time as we realize how much we need to do in order to get ready for all that awaits us. Making the move from the city to the country is not cake walk - many challenges, both currently seen and unseen, are on the horizon.
So, this post is more of an introduction to a new phase of our life. And with this new phase comes many new things that we are learning. Hopefully, some of these things will be valuable to you, our readers - especially those of you considering a similar move.
Read on, and look forward to many a post on permaculture, natural building methods, and simple living.
We are a husband and wife who are trying to live simply. We are learning much as we transition from life in the city to life in the country. Come along with us, and maybe you can also learn a thing or two as well.
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