Monday, October 31, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I'm feeling pretty much in mid air today. Our prospective buyers have said that they will make an offer on our house by the end of the week, and although I'm pretty thrilled about that, I'm still acutely aware of how far we have to go to actually buy the farmhouse. Far financially, far in terms of no one buying it tomorrow, far in terms of putting it all in a box and hauling it down the road.
Then there is that part of me that can't stop thinking about grape vines, the apple and pear trees, and the garden.
The kids are already pretty invested in it. My fault, of course. I've been practicing every little bit of karma yoga I can fathom.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Cross your fingers. Ruby and I went to look at that old farmhouse today, and I feel a little giddy.
When I was pretty young I started reading the Foxfire books, and I have always wanted a root cellar. This one still has the shelves and big wooden bins. Across the way is a spring house.
There is room for a dog, chickens, and four bedrooms.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
We camped for four days in Silk Hope, North Carolina at the Shakori Hills Festival of Music and Dance. It was sunny and golden during the day, and the moon was shining at night. Ruby loved fast fiddles, the sandbox, being a goldfinch in the Paperhand Puppet parade, the arts and crafts tent, and the moon. The campsites were full of hanging jack-o-lanterns, campfires, and candles, and our hair still smells faintly of woodsmoke.
My favorite band of the weekend was the Blackberry Bushes. If we had one less child I might be convinced to drive to Ozark, Arkansas for the Yonder Mountain String Band Harvest Festival this weekend. These guys from Olympia, Washington had me thinking about the Be Good Tanyas as we walked into the field. They have a young edgy quality to go along with their sweet harmonies.