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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Buhlaland is Moving!


No - not as in the earth transporting itself elsewhere - DH and I have purchased a smaller home (downsizing is hardly the word - life altering might be accurate). During past couple of years we've realized his health issues won't allow him almost unbounded energy which was his normal. Keeping a large property which we no longer fully used wasn't good stewardship of God given resources (as well as being exhausting some days!)
We closed today on a smaller house north of where we are now - picture was Skip talking to the tree guy about taking out a couple of large trees which had the bad judgment to grow up against house or right where we need to build a workshop/shed! So the adventure begins - we'll document as much as possible the changes in new place (for now it will be called Windsor - since we'll still live on current Buhlaland until ready to put it up for sale). Woo hoo - biggest excitement right now for me - sandy soil! Deep sand - will grow sweet potatoes and white taters next spring - I know how to garden in sand! Our clay/loam combination on Buhlaland has been a continuing struggle for me. Already browsing on internet for sand plum bushes and rabbiteye blueberries - yum yum. All it takes is work and money - and the Lord allows us just enough energy for the work and money for what we need (wants might be a different budgetary process?). Today we got the keys, turned on the water supply and set off bug bombs at Windsor (black widow spiders had homesteaded the garage!). Small steps - but we have prayed this thing through and know "Do not despise…small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin.” Zechariah 4:10 NLT
The Work has begun - we are ready for this new chapter - see ya again soon!

10 comments:

Kelly said...

Sometimes having less to do is a blessing. Changes are difficult to be involved with and watch too. Much Love and Prayers

Vickie said...

Linda Sue - we are enjoying "less" right now in our little farmhouse. Congrats on your new Home. Windsor Castle - has a nice ring to it... And yep, you oughta grow bushels of taters next year! Hugs!

LindaSueBuhl said...

Yes Kelly - we absolutely know that less stuff gives us more time and energy!
Vickie - thanks for chiming in - I know you are loving your little farmhouse.

Dani said...

I well understand and wish you many blessings in your new place...moving can be exhausting so be good to yourselves and take your time..we are trying to downsize a bit too but hard with all the kids home and a grand baby...getting alot better organized though which is a must.

Maple Lane said...

I pray you both will be as happy with your "downsize" as we have been. It's exciting for you to be planning to garden in the sandy soil. Keep us posted.

Amish Stories said...

I was just passing through and thought id stop and say hello. Have a very nice weekend everyone. Richard from the Amish community of Pennsylvania.

anniesgoathill said...

I've had it! I am now going to comment as anonymous so you (my friends) know that I am still reading. I cannot comment for some reason, as myself.

It looks like you are moving along, Linda-Sue. I am glad things are going well, and that you have such strength and positive attitude. It isn't all bad, and knowing it is His plan makes it all good.

Love you,

Mary
Annie's Goat Hill

Lanny said...

So excited for you! So very very excited!

Paula said...

I'm so happy for you, Linda Sue... and your garden plans sound so exciting!

Debbie said...

I'll miss your farm antics, but I'm eager to see what you'll be doing. Enjoy the new era of life. May as well; what's the alternative?! :)