This is brilliant. I am sitting here at my old desk in our little old House on the Prairie writing to you and I have NO IDEA how to make this blogger stuff work. But I am desperate to just find the voices. . My husband (known from now on as ‘The Silent One’ .. he is that type.. we bought him an IPad for Christmas and never heard from him again) Anyway he and I live right out here in the boonies, far away from everything. Real Middle America. The Midwest. The land is flat and home to Industrial Horticulture. They grow Corn and Beans round here. It is barren. I am from New Zealand and he is an American through and through right down to the home made fruit wood charcoal in his grill. (In NZ we call this a Barbie, (the grill that is) no relation to the doll). And the house he grew up in is just around the corner.
Now I know you are looking at the picture above us (I think as I cannot see my published page yet) and wondering what has gone wrong- there she is in the prairies surrounded in NO PRAIRIE just corn, and yes it is growing so fast shortly it will be as high as an elephants eye and the header has a picture of a forest!!.. Mm. that is because all this is so new to me that i have not worked out how to load my own pictures yet. So please bear with me or give me some serious advice. But I LOVE to learn so drop in again.. it will be better every time.
The Fourth of July is a perfect time to start. Because the independence of the internet is mindblowing. Tomorrow I will begin to introduce you to the cast of characters that make up our tiny farm. We have sheep, cows, chickens and the usual motley assortment of dogs and cats. Oh and guineas. Lest we forget they will remind us. Plus huge vegetable gardens. Lovely meadows laden with clover and grasses. Flower gardens, piles of flowers. And herbs, herbs, herbs.
I know you are wondering why I am on here. What we want to achieve is a state of self sufficiency in a sustainable manner using organic methods. We do not have air conditioning or central heating (yes we do get to 10 below and more in the winter and wabder about the 90’s ion the summer). We grow all our own vegetables and meat. The Silent One is working on solar water heating (without buying a ready made unit from God Knows where) and I am working on a way to heave the water up out of the ground without using electricity. Pioneers did it!! But nothing is perfect. My bees swarmed yesterday. More on that tomorrow. And the Japanese Beatles have arrived today. mm
However.. tomorrow I will begin the introductions and tonight I will work on my layout. O I HAVE been able to load a pic so ignore paragraph two.. it is now obsolete!!
What do you think!?