As I told our realtor, If we were thirty or forty or fifty something, we would be moving so much faster. We are like lumbering turtles, slowly but steadily moving along. It is difficult to guesstimate how soon we can actually put the house on the market. Maybe three more weeds, if we are blessed with continued energy.
These are photos of what the weather was like here last year. This year, the grass is still green. Daffodils are reaching for the sky at five inches! (I'm sure the are in for a rude awakening some of these days.)
Discouragement is our enemy right now. At the same time, we are so pleased with the mild January temperatures! We have, unlike last winter, had no ice storms, no blizzards, no unbearably cold temperatures.
This weather pattern has made it possible for us to work outside and in the barns getting ready for show and sell. I actually feel a little heart flutter when I think of the progress we have made.
Yesterday, we said good bye to our hot tub. It is going to a new home in Minnesota! The gentleman that is taking it is transporting it to his hunting / fishing cabin. Another job checked off our outside to-do list! (do you see the green grass? Compare that to the last winter pictures above.)
We have hired two workers to help us with the barns and oh, my. The progress that is being made is wonderfully remarkable! We are working in the barns and outside.
In the smaller barn I have llama and alpaca fiber that I must decide what to do with it. I can send the lesser quality to Texas to be woven into rugs to sell.
Then I can send the best quality fiber to Connecticut to be spun into yarn to sell to those that knit, crochet or weave.
But, I can also have some made into roving for me to dye, then spin or wet felt when we finally are able to start our full time journey. I will probably choose all three options. Just talking about about fiber and traveling in the same blog is a joy! Oh how I look forward to the future journey.
Well, that's all for now. Keep us in your prayers that we can keep turtleing along.
God bless you all...