|Joe and Judy in Southern CA, 10/10/10|
|Camel Farm in Southern, CA|
Though we flew out to CA, we drove back, in a rented truck, loaded down with TONS of boxes, moving more of Joe's belongings three thousand miles across the country to their new home in Virginia.
|Windmills at Sunrise from the Truck|
|Dramatic Skies from the Truck|
When I look back at what we have accomplished in a year, despite CHALLENGING weather and a shortage of workers who will actually show up to perform work they have contracted to do, I am amazed. We have completely gutted the old farmhouse, and are well on the way to having the reconstruction complete, hopefully before the new year.
|Judy Inspecting the New Master Bedroom Ceiling Rafters|
|Acquiring More Fencing Materials|
|Playing Scrabble in the warmth of Linda's Wood Stove|
|Kitchenette and Laundry Facilities in Garage|
|New Door in Semi Trailer|
The farm was actually put to a test this spring and summer, and produced sufficient quantities of a variety of vegetables, that I will be able to cook all winter with bounty from the summer. Our flowers did fabulously and our weeds did even better! Next year's challenge will be to grow more of the desired plants and less of the undesired, but, some of those weeds had pretty flowers, so..... hmmmm. We also added a dozen chickens to our farm and three new goats.....more fences...more structures... more work....
|Two of the New Kids|
|Roadside Flower/Waterrmelon Garden|
Meanwhile... back at the farm.... the work continues... we have roads to complete, barns to build, trailers to repair.... It's a good thing we ENJOY this life!
|Joe Building MORE Roads|
|Judy Visiting with "the girls"|
|Joe Tarps "Tool Trailer," Currently Under Repair|