Tuesday, July 16, 2013

taking shape












Our house is really starting to take shape now.  I mean we have a roof.  It's a significant step that I didn't think would be so overwhelming until it happened and I got all emotional, choked up even and pretended that the wind had blown dirt in my eye to excuse the welling up of tears.  

It's. Really. Happening.  

We spent a week up near our soon to be home over the holidays.  Time we spent there was shared with the builders, and watching them work, like a well oiled machine constructing my house, our home is just phenomenal.  I mean, hats off to those guys...they really are amazing craftsman. 

Our time was used up making up the veg boxes that will soon be home to seasonal produce and feed my family.  The aim is that it will be ready come time for spring planting.  We have to get it rabbit and kangaroo proof first!  We also planted 33 olive trees...all by hand and even though that ground was soft, I'm already hoping that I don't have to manually dig too many more holes....Did someone say machine post digger?  

I got familiar with the brush cutter and paid eager attention to using the ride on mower...things I have previously known nothing about.  Even my mind is taking shape to a whole new way of living.  And its exciting!  


Oh and what do you think of the new header?  Thanks to Dan for designing the perfect logo for us and our new adventure!  




10 comments:

Zara said...

I can just picture those timber framed vegie beds overflowing with green. you'll certainly have some great before & after pics.
I'm so happy that the construction of your new home is coming along well for you. x

A little bit Country said...

The house is looking amazing. Love the vege boxes. You will have a market garden going soon! Love your new header. Just perfect xo

Caroline said...

Your house is (will be) amazing! I'm really looking forward to seeing your dream become reality. Those veggie beds look like they will feed your family + the neighbouring village! It's going to be awesome. xx

Tamara | One Craftee Mumma said...

oh Brenda! Such an exciting time. Your home is going to be amazing and I am excited for your new adventure.

Take care xx

tea with lucy said...

Nice! Love a building project. Love a skillion roof. love solar passive design!

rachel so

tea with lucy said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
tea with lucy said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Kym Piez said...

Firstly, I LOVE your new header! It's so cool! And wow. I think I would be crying a tear or two with a roof. It's overwhelmingly wonderful, really!

I know I've said it again, but your new home is just HUGE, and I'm loving the beginning of your garden. x

posie blogs Jennie McClelland said...

This is so so so exciting, look at that wonderful huge home you are building!! Congratulations!! Love Posie

Maxabella said...

It's going to be amaaaaaazing. x