Seems like just yesterday it was a rainy, cool April down on the Tomahawk. We spent a lot of time waiting for things to dry out enough to get ground work done so we could begin the process of completing our new home at Shiloh.
The earth work was completed in late April, and our “shell” was delivered on a rainy, mucky day sometime in mid-May. Still, the water lines and septic work were not completed until late June. By that time, Laura and I were both down for a month or so with COVID, so nothing really got done — on our part — until mid- to late-July. But with the plumbing finished and the electrical all hooked up, the propane folks came out just last week to get us ready for “move-in time.”
Now here we are in mid-October and we’re close enough to getting things “wrapped-up” that we are trying to move some of our belongings to the farm a little at a time. We are having to downsize quite a bit, and then we downsize some more, and then we cull and then cull some more. Where did all of this stuff come from?
I am looking forward to getting moved and settled on the old family place. There is a lot to do, including tons of cleaning up. (Our part of the farmstead has seen little use in the past 30 to 40 years.) And we’ll have a lot of firewood to cut and split. Thankfully, there is plenty readily available.
Yep, we’re a little behind schedule as far as getting things where we wanted them before we made the official move. But we’re gettin’ there.
I, for one, am looking forward to drinking a hot cup of coffee on a cool November morning while listening to the cracking of the fire in the wood stove and looking out across the fields and forests of our little valley.