We went on vacation! We climbed a mountain, found a rail trail, made some art and had a ton of ice cream. Also, we stayed in an off grid cabin. No electricity or running water! It was awesome. New Hampshire is one of our favorite places. Oh, and we found out a surprise was on the way.
The garden produced so well. I got some acorn squash, and butternuts, and plenty of peppers, tomatoes, and carrots. The potatoes did fantastic as well. Sorry, no pictures. The kids and I stayed with my brother and his family for a bit on a (commercial) chicken farm. We had so much fun with the nieces.
School started back up. Goomba chose to do distance learning for the year. Thank goodness that was an option. Gummy Bear and I drive the bus. I wasn’t sure we were going to return, but a friend convinced me that it was relatively safe. And it was for a bit, until the school started changing rules and adding more and more kids to the buses, just as cases were at an all time high.
October saw 14 years for Caveman and I. It was a strange first Halloween for Gummy Bear. We did trick or treat, but only the block around our house. The garden kept producing thru November, which I was grateful for.
He found a house! Nothing big, and it’s not in the woods like we had hoped, but when you’ve got a small budget, and a need to grow, you take what you can get! December was crazy. We had Christmas, and then moved all within a week. It felt like a whirlwind.
We spent much of January settling into our new house. The move happened so quickly that we just threw things anywhere, so I spent a lot of time going thru boxes and finding things. Also, unbelievably, Goomba officially became a teen!
Now we are here in March. Peanut is settling in nicely. Gummy Bear and Goomba adore her. The weather is finally starting to warm up enough to get some projects done, woo!
Kita , Caveman, Goomba, Gummy Bear and Peanut are native New Englanders, who are working to live more self sufficient and sustainable lifestyle.