It’s been awhile since sharing the happenings at Quail Grove, there’s been a lot and the progress is moving so let’s dive in. The plat is recorded with the State of Texas and the tiny shed was moved in December inside the new property line.
We’re officially fenced in and Dixie can no longer chase cars… This is a great thing!
The Shed our Tiny Home
The shed is our future Tiny home and I can hardly wait. We’re slowly finishing the interior which began earlier this month and in the meantime, we live in the RV which is parked right behind.
RV living has been a humbling experience bringing forward a whole new meaning of living with less. I think back to when that decision was made and I don’t regret it one little bit. With that being said, I look forward to a little more space nestled inside that little shed, we hope to have it finished by the end of Summer.
Take a Quail Grove Tiny House walk through here.
My Favorite Place by the Creek
Our space is a work in progress and we’ve done a lot because we want this property to be an example for others. A place where people can learn and get ideas for their own homestead.
Robert and I finished the fencing together and he added a bridge over the creek a few months ago; I love this area especially when the creek is filled with water. A mulch walk path was also incorporated; this goes by my Startle Garden and the bridge takes us to the quail area.
All of this will be visible from the private road.
We Keep Clearing
To the left of the shed is an area we haven’t had much time to clear. We slowly work on this space when time allows and Robert has suggested getting goats to eat down the brush; come spring that may be a good idea.
I’m still debating; once the temperatures rise I may have to give in because I do realize they’d be excellent to help clear brush and weeds. The natural fertilizer would be nice too…
Robert Got the Culvert
The real progress takes us to the rest of the land and we’re super excited. Robert cleared the rest of the trees for the private road, a culvert was placed in the creek a few weeks ago and will be covered with dirt and gravel this month.
That gravel walk path has been a blessing because walking on raw land can be uncomfortable, especially after 6 or 8 hours of working outside. To see this area before we marched through with the chain saw and machete click here.
Robert Clears for New Fencing
Additional clearing has been taking place on that first property that now has its own address. Robert is clearing here to install fence posts and then we can bring in the welded wire.
This area was thick, the tree line will remain because it helps the farmers next door and it’s nice to have when the wind picks up.
Then He Outlines a New Property
To my surprise Robert went ahead and inserted posts for the third property. This was exciting because I stood from the roadside visualizing three homesteads. I got chills, it was like God telling me deep within…. “we’re moving forward”
Quail Grove isn’t your typical sub-division… As a matter of fact, we don’t even refer to it as one because it’s a Tiny Homestead Community. This project is about getting people back to the land doing more for themselves. A place where others can grow a garden, raise chickens or other poultry, have small livestock or even plant a small-scale orchard.
We’re getting back to basics and showing others, you don’t need more to be independent but you do need a place to begin.
Even our dog Dixie agrees you need a place to begin…
Dixie has a new Hobby
Dixie has been loving Quail Grove, she works with us in the field or stays nestled on our spot when tired. She absolutely loves this place and is living a life most dogs only dream about.
She’s recently rediscovered a new hobby, she’s been hunting rabbits again… After chasing them to our property, they run under the shed and then she stalks them the rest of the day. The minute she walks away from boredom, they take off in full speed and because she’s a scent hunter she doesn’t even realize their gone until hours later.
It’s been entertaining to say the least and I’m pretty sure those rabbits are just messing with her.
The Heart of Quail Grove
The heart of Quail Grove is a journey blessed by grace, there are no other words to describe it…From the day we found this land God’s been tapping us on the shoulder, giving us strength, putting amazing people in our path and showing us that through his love everything is possible.
Sharing this update reminded me of the day Robert and I were called to sell out and give away almost everything we own. Most people thought we were crazy… But I’ve learned when you surrender and live like no one else you’re not crazy…. your simply covered in amazing grace.
Oh, and that first property, it’s almost ready!