Country Blessed

We are so blessed to live in the country. Although sometimes I feel the urge to live in some late 1800's home with gorgeous architecture and original woodwork. In some original small town with a cute lot and iron fence. But then I think about how amazing it is to just crank my surround sound volume up and finish inside business done to some old George Strait or new Jon Pardi. No fear of annoying neighbors with the dog that barks at the drop of a leaf. Or the rooster's crow at the most inappropriate hour of the morning. Moving would mean leaving some of the best neighbors a person could have. And the very area my grandfather said he would pick up everything and leave his grandfather's farm if he was younger. That last fact alone can break any resolve I have for moving.

I have been having a hard time lately. I yearn, need, crave to get this house done and the addition started. It doesn't help when I get this awesome idea or feature to add to the house. I have to remind myself to wait on God's timing. Even if it means never finishing this house or getting the addition.

So this year I am scaling back. Scaling back on a number of gardens; veggie and flower. Planning and planting smarter. I have decided to skip planting most veggies this year and focusing on planting perennials like chives, peppermint, raspberries, etc. Things that my family will see the fruits of for years.

Adding some much-needed organization to the garage and barn. So I can find that garden tool when I need it. Or build something for the farm quicker and easier and not stumbling over things while doing it. So far my favorite changes are the almost organized garage and the started tool storage in the barn.

Adding some much-needed organization to the garage and barn. So I can find that garden tool when I need it. Or build something for the farm quicker and easier and not stumbling over things while doing it. So far my favorite changes are the somewhat organized garage and the started tool storage in the barn.

The picture on the right is just a simple way to hang your tools using some 2x4's, screws, and nails. On the left is a simple shelf using more 2x4s. I used Ana White's garage shelving plan as a guideline to add the extra shelving.

What changes are you bringing to this spring?

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