As I sit and write it’s a low 23 degrees in March, this winter has been the most bizarre I’ve ever experienced in North Texas.
We have moss growing on trees due to ongoing rainfall since September. Robert says we have our very own tropical rain forest forming which is what it will feel like when temperatures rise.
Nearby fields and pastures are a muddy mess and the county roads are just a bad.
The weather has been unreal and has had a huge impact on the lack of progress at Quail Grove. It will be questionable if we can get that first property ready by spring or even plant our garden if things don’t begin to dry soon.
We don’t like to admit it but the lack of progress has been discouraging because until the ground dries, we’re in a position of sit and wait.
We’re not really sit and wait kind of people so, we’ve taken a few slow steps forward by finishing projects that include the chicken run, adding more raised beds and clearing out brush.
We’ve even worked on the Tiny House by finishing the office and loft. Due to lack of excitement things stopped there because winter lasted longer than we expected and we’re pretty comfy in the RV.
Robert calls it our Love bubble which is funny and just really means he’s super content and so am I.
Tiny living has been a blessing and it’s made us both realize that when we finally finish Quail Grove and move to our own property, we’ll continue living this way.
We’ve discovered we just don’t need much to live a happy life. Read about our first year of Tiny Living here.
We’ve also discovered during this slow period that sometimes a change in scenery is good, so we’ve been scoping additional land opportunities.
I think what I’ve observed most about these outings is there’s a lot of weak areas that need cleaning up.
I’m amazed at the clutter that surfaces, amazed because I can’t imagine being surrounded by so much stuff. If clutter is something you struggle with you may enjoy reading my ultimate downsize.
Best advice I can give you is, let it go because stuff, is holding you back.
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I guess you could say with the lack of progress it’s made us more aware of our surroundings. My grandmother once said, how people care for their home is an expression of how they view themselves.
I’m not sure if this is true, but a lot of times I do see the similarities. I know for myself the way I do things is very organized which means I like structure.
The simplicity that follows that structure helps me stay positive and be more productive.
Robert on the other hand functions very well in any environment, he’s said on many occasions he loves our lifestyle but more than anything wishes it would stop raining so we can move forward.
I’m in complete agreement with that because we have work to finish and until things dry out, we wait.
One of those tasks is to dig out the creek because the County Road is washing out, gifting us with tones of fill dirt and gravel. Every time it rains it does set us back and we get upwards of a $1,000 worth of free dirt and gravel flowing downstream off the road.
Besides digging out the creek we have the driveway, skirting, water well and fence to install and then that first property will be ready to sell.
That probably sounds like a lot of work, but believe me it’s not. It’s just a couple weeks’ worth of labor but the ground needs to be dry.
So even though we currently have a lack of progress due to crazy weather, we know this has all been part of God’s plan. He’s opened our eyes to our surroundings and every step of the way he’s blessed this journey.
It’s been amazing and I’m reminded when obstacles cross our path we need to focus on the positive solutions so that when it comes time to move forward, we’re ready and we can serve with a full heart.