Friday, August 14, 2009

Pictures of our land in Breckinridge County Ky

I took some really awesome pictures of our land yesterday when we went to make a futile attempt to mow it. We will be moving sometime within the next 6 months without a doubt. Most likely in the next 2 months, thats our goal to get down there before the weather turns bad on us

Here above you can see the dirt road going to our 5 acre lot. There is NOTHING back here except a lake, trees, good ol Kentucky Hills, and us. I can only imagine how AWESOME it will be to watch the stars at night. Every meteor shower will be like the best show ever with that great big sky!

This "path" is Noor's futile attempt at mowing. yes he used a push mower, no I dont think he is crazy per se`

You have to hand it to the guy he is brave to even attempt this. Me and him are about the same height at 5 ft 3/5ft 4 and some of these weeds were taller than us, most of them were our size. They are super thick weeds too, this isnt your front lawn kinda weeds, this is MAJOR weedage! You can see a teeny tiny speck of gray in the background...thats where either an old house or old barn was. I am HOPING there is a well here someplace! There is another home/barn site on our land too. There has to be water here somewhere! We will find it when we get thru the weedage.

And while I was waiting on Noor to either have a heatstroke or give up, me and Maylee took these awesome pictures. I think I may frame these cause that balloon is just amazing! I love that big "pop" of color in this natural setting.

Soon Maylee will be riding more than chickens with her cheese curls! I hope to get some Llamas, or sheep and get into dying fiber for spinners. I love dying wool, and I love playing with fiber in general. Maybe that will be a new direction I take after we move. I know we will have chickens...Maylee LOVES chickens!

My goal is to be totally 100% self sufficient within 3 years. I dont want to need money for anything. I want to grow all our food, get off the grid, and use the farm and my businesses to generate any money we may need or want.

I figure to do this we have to start small and start by not going in debt to do this. We will be purchasing a cheap mobile home (as soon as we can locate a somewhat livable one) and then going from there. Most likely we will add on to the mobile home, or just live there till we can get a cobb house or some other sustainable cheap housing built. I am leaning toward cobb cause its so inexpensive to build and you can get so creative with it. I love the idea of a round mushroom looking house. So cute!

So thats whats up in my personal life lately. We purchased this land last fall if you long time readers (wink) And I had dreams then of building a cobb house. I havent lost sight of that, or my dream of self sufficiency. We can do this. if my Father and my Grandfather could do it I can too!


KimberlyRies said...

I love the photo of the balloon against the sky. Great shot! I hope you achieve your goal Libby!! Good luck!!

Dena said...

Wow, sounds like you need a weed wacker. Maybe you could call it a meadow & leave it as is? I love the pictures of the road.
I'm totally jealous.

Michelle said...

Have fun! Your land is beautiful!

Robin Green said...

Heard about this from cowgirlrosie. I'm really interested in cob building too! Once upon a time I even had a book about it. Anyways, if you ever want to do some cobby stuff, let me know. It seems like it would be great fun!

Robin Green