Friday, August 28, 2009

The Waiting Game...

It has now been a little over a month since i put in the offer on the potential homestead. Supposedly a negotiator at Wells Fargo (the seller's bank) has it in hand and under consideration, and they will (hopefully) be making their decision soon.

I spent most of last weekend furiously sketching out potential gardening arrangements on a diagram of the property, trying to figure out what goes where.

I missed a free 8'x8'x16' fiberglass greenhouse on Craigslist. drats!

Got my Lehman's grain mill in the mail, and i've got a refurbished Excalibur 9-tray dehydrator on the way.

Things i'm trying to plan ahead for now: buying trees/shrubs, hoarding massive amounts of cardboard for sheet mulching, getting a small pickup truck (Toyota, Nissan, or Isuzu... nothing American, sorry USA), getting a dog, setting up bee boxes, getting a trailer to park by the lake for guests/fun (i'll call it the "lake house"), repurposing part of the pole barn for use as a goat house, building a chicken coop and greenhouse, setting up a clothesline and outdoor shower, walling off the dirt floor area of the basement for use as a root cellar.... the list goes on indefinitely.

I have actually started making physical lists of tasks to be done, so as to better organize my efforts.

Fingers still crossed!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sitting on a tack...

Still waiting to hear back from the bank about my offer... the good news is that they're apparently only considering one offer at a time. Mine was in first, and I have had some small amount of communication with them, although nothing definite.

I've got a million small plans to set in motion once I have a better idea where I'll be living, and nothing that can be done on any of them until I know.

Fingers still crossed!