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Simple ways to be more conscious about how we use our resources.

A New Year and A New Home

Happy 2012!!  This year is going to fly by quickly with all of the changes our family has ahead of us!  As I already mentioned in a previous blog post, my family is moving 2,500 miles for a job promotion, a larger living space, and to be closer to family.  If you have moved across the country, then you know how busy December was for us.  After hours upon hours of searching for homes, and a quick trip to West Virginia, we finally settled on a home and we're in contract.  Whew!  What a whirlwind of emotions and decisions.  One thing is for sure, West Virginia is the mountain state!  I was blown away by the number of homes that were built on the side of "cliffs," but thankfully we found one home that had a bit of acreage, was somewhat flat (relative to everything else), and wasn't in a flood plain.  I included a few pictures below.  The home interior is very beautiful and much larger than we will ever need; but what really sold us was the property.  It's in a quiet country setting with so much open space; although lawn mowing will be a pain until we have some wooly friends to help us out!

There is a miniature barn on the property for storing things.  Unfortunately is was locked when I viewed the home, but I was thrilled to see this small fenced in area behind the barn with a run to the inside.  I'm thinking this might be a good thing to have in the winter for the chickens!


Phoebe January 8, 2012 at 9:44 PM  

Hooray! That looks really beautiful. I am excited to see what you do with it. Chickens are a great start and super fun for your son. Just remember that a hen lays about 5 eggs a week, for the first 2 years. Some math I wish I had done when I first started out. The piles of eggs we gave away!

jenn merfee-t January 18, 2012 at 4:19 PM  

The property and home are beautiful. Maybe you will find someone to appreciate your extra eggs, or you'll find a way creatively use them. Your old friends will keep in touch and your new friends will love your homemade goodies!

Selena Manchester February 9, 2012 at 4:51 AM  

Oh, so you're planning on keeping some farm animals? That sounds fun! All that space in your area can definitely let you do things like that. Speaking of the space, by the way, it looks gorgeous!

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