Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Country Homemaker Hop

Welcome Friends
Autumn has arrived at our little mountain.  This week the last tomato plants succumbed to freezing temperatures and there are finally beautiful red maple leaves littering my yard.
In the hen house, the girls are surprisingly still laying pretty well.  I am noticing only a slight drop in egg production so far.  One day I might find 13 eggs and the next day I may see only 9 or 10.  Either way, the ladies are feeding me and my husband very well and we are so grateful.  
The honey bees are not fairing as good as I'd hoped they would.  I winterized the hives and removed some boxes to try to compact space for warmth, but the last few days cold overnight temps are proving too much.  Each morning I find a dozen or so dead guard bees on the landing decks.  
We are in negotiations on the homestead of our dreams right now.  The home is a fixer upper, but it's on a hearty glacial fed river and the property line ends in the middle of the river giving water/irrigation rights to water a small family farm and pasture.  It is at a lower elevation than our current home so no freezing.  I should be able to grow crops all year long without too much extra work.  Everything has been falling into place so far, but there are three owners, siblings and they do not seem to be able to agree on the sales price/inspections.  We are doing a little nail biting right now...

Please keep my son Jon in your prayers.  He was laid off this week.  He and his wife just celebrated their first wedding anniversary last month.  I am hopeful that he finds a job soon.

Well, that's what's been happening on my little mountain.  It's your turn to share what you have been up to.  I hope you have a wonderful week and I thank you for stopping by.



  1. Good luck on negotiations! It sounds absolutely perfect. Hope you get it!

    Will keep your son in my thoughts and prayers. Hoping he finds a new even better job :)

  2. Hello Heidi,
    I am your newest follower and I'm looking forward to learning wonderful things about being a country homemaker here :-)
    I'm sorry to hear about your son and I will pray he finds a good job quickly!

  3. Sorry to hear about your son.
    I have my fingers crossed for you guys on the new property and for Jon to find a new job!
    P.S. I don't know what I did when I linked my picture but it isn't there and I can't seem to fix it. :(

  4. Hi Heidi
    My husband and I would love to buy a piece of property and live off our land. Still in the process of saving money. But I love coming here and learning more about that before we embark on our journey.
    Thank you for hosting:)
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