Thursday, March 3, 2011

Chicken Feed and Molly

On my last update, I was knee deep in boxes, tangled in packing tape. Now, we are in Texas, and working on unpacking, taking it slower this time, no point in winning any races. My in-laws live just around the corner, so we are staying with them while everything is updated on the rental.....living out in the middle of nowhere, off a dirt road, in tornado alley, makes it pretty difficult to move into a house that is "move-in ready"......they don't exist here.

When I'm not working on the house, or doing actual work, I'm taking care of my mother-in-laws chickens, chasing Molly who has taken up chicken wrangling, planning our garden, making phone calls......it never ends and that's okay by me.

A really beautiful thing about living here is at five o'clock in the evening, you can sit on the back porch with a nice glass of sun tea, and listen for the calves beckoning their mamas, the chickens rustling as they settle in for the night, the horses stomping the earth below. Their is a slight breeze blowing outside, rocking the world to sleep, and let me tell you, I have never been a good sleeper. In fact, four hours is considered decent in my book, but since arriving in Texas, the sheer quietness of this place has kept me sleeping for at least eight hours, and more happily around the ten marker. This teeny tiny town is healing my soul, and it feels so wonderful.

I need to find my camera and post some pictures for everyone....I will get to that soon, promise!!

Until then take care everyone....time to put on my boots and to work!

6 comments:

Kelli said...

What wonderful news! I am so glad to read that you are happy and finding peace. :) Looking forward to pics!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

It sounds wonderful Jaclyn :-) I need to move to Texas. I've never been a good sleeper either :-)
Have a good week! I know it will be busy.
Blessings,
Marcia

outdoor.mom said...

oh so exciting! post pics soon :-)

Libbie said...

That sounds just perfect! Living in the middle of nowhere in Texas! & starting with a new house & turning it into a home! I hope you are enjoying it all! & I love that you are not in any hurry! You actually makes something that could be stressful seem relaxing! That is awesome! Enjoy your new home!!!

McFarland-Higgins family said...

This sounds so wonderful!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Sounds to me like you found paradise! Ain't nothing better than a good night's sleep. :)