Basement Progress

Back in August we started pulling out the old dirty carpets and the wood paneling.

Then we moved on to demolishing all the sheetrock walls.

Renovations part 1

The basement is where we decided the kids will have their bedrooms and where we will homechool but this is a very old little house we moved in and this basement needs some attention before anyone can actually use it for sleeping. It seems that at some point someone actually used it as a bedroom, but that was probably over 30 years ago.
These pictures show some of the old paneling and carpet.

Learning to cook

It is tradition here in this household , to start cooking at age 7.The older ones have been cooking now for a few years and of course the little one has grown impatient and will not wait until her seventh birthday.She takes her job very seriously.

Dreams of a Vegetable Garden

I have no clue what I am doing, but I am doing it anyway. I am planning on turning some of this,
into a vegetable garden. I have started mowing but I have not measured yet how much of the 5 acres I am actually going to use.This will be the big experiment!

Getting to know the places near us.

 We are new to the country. As we love to explore we discovered in Burlington  a really nice playground.


Sunflowers everywhere it seems.Yellow patches here and there. Summer is almost over, why not go for a walk and bring home some.

Our Biggest Adventure.

For the past 10 years we had been on a quest to find our place in this world. Little did we know it would lead us to Colorado, and even more surprising , that we would end up finding our place in the great plains of eastern Colorado rather than the mountains, as we thought.
We were full of dreams, of a simpler life with lots of room for the children to roam free,  of creating a self-sufficient and eco friendly life and now those dreams are finally starting to come true, though not without some sacrifices, but still worth it.

Almost a year ago we found this place, 8 acres , a little house in a very small town, and just a month ago it finally became ours. Our biggest adventure has just begun.

Ice skating

Today we took the children ice skating for the first time. Needless to say they loved it!