This view is from the upper part of the property. There is a baseball field (which I LOVE to mow. It's like a type of Zen experience for me), and towards the back you can see a pavilion with 6 picnic tables under it. It also has electric, which we have used at night. To the left, off the picture is a small swing set for toddlers, and a HUGE tire swing. There is a fire pit too, which we have used many times for smores, and hot dogs.
I'm going to just interject here that so far the ministry here has been wonderful. We try and have a monthly youth group meeting, and a monthly fellowship dinner. Last week we had a hayride and cooked hot dogs and marshmellows and had hot chocolate. The membership of the church is small. As you will see in the rest of the pictures it is very much a small farming community. But that is okay with us. We like the "small" churches!
One Sunday afternoon Caleb, Isaac and I went up to the ball field to fly a kite. It was a lot of fun! We are so glad we have the room to do that here, and not have to wait until we get to the beach to break out the kites.
Here are our neighbors. There's a lot of them. In the morning they wake me up with the mooing, but that doesn't bother me.
When we moved in the resident flag was very shabby, so one of the first things I did was replace it with a new one.
Dale and I like to go for walks together. Here is a view from the hill across the valley the family that owns that farm is one that attends our church.
I don't like it when I'm on the other side of the camera!
More of our "neighbors".
More gorgeous scenery on our walk.
I think everyone gets the idea. We live in farm country, out in the middle of nowhere. There is a small town about 20 minutes from us, so that isn't too bad for a quick trip to the store.
I have a couple more posts planned for the near future. If I had the equipment to vlog I would give you a virtual tour of the area. It is so pretty!
The other bit if news that I don't think I mentioned previously is that last spring Dale and I decided to go back to homeschooling this year, so we have spent most of the summer reorganizing bookshelves and ordering all kinds of fun stuff to kick off our homeschooling after a two year diversion into private school.
With the best intentions to keep up the blog,