The Ranchette

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I can’t believe it’s New Year’s Eve! Where have the months gone, seriously?!

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been swamped with changes, changes bigger than the time we moved from Denver to this desert.

In the last two and a half weeks, we’ve managed to buy a small Ranchette, move 60 miles closer to civilization, and adopt another adorable puppy.

That’s her!

Last year, when we moved to this desert-scape, I had explained our dream of becoming self-sufficient. And despite my inability to post our endeavors more frequently, we are still enthusiastically working toward that goal. We’ve been hunting and indoor gardening and generally trying to get back-on- track after having moved our life again.

We have big plans for this little 5 acre plot, which you will be hearing all about that in the coming weeks. In the meantime, here is a little tour for those of you who just can’t wait to see what we’re working with.

We have more out buildings, such as the one above, than we know what to do with. We have a special little project in mind for this guy. It will be transformed into a rustic outdoor kitchen situated in the middle of our over-sized garden!

This snow covered field is the future home of many garden beds. We’re still in the desert, and will be faced with even more pests since we’re closer to town, so we’ll be custom building raised beds to fill this space!

We have two cross fenced sections of our property, which will be perfect for the goats and chickens we’ll be getting this spring.

And this loving horse memorial for Turbo, which we can see from our back window. It reads, “We all miss you, but Kayla misses you most.” A cute little reminder of the family who took care of this space before us.

Before we can share all of our sustainable living efforts with you, we’re trying to get a few basic things cleaned up in the house.

…like a gaping hole that was lingering behind our microwave and training the new lovely lady where her yard is.

For now, I’ll wish you a Happy New Year and be back next week with some of the homemade Secret Santa gifts I mentioned here last time. Cheers!

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6 Responses to The Ranchette

  1. Kassie. McManus says:

    Good luck with all of the changes in the coming year! I’ll be interested to hear about your outdoor kitchen.

  2. Chris O'Byrne says:

    Looks lovely. I have always dreamed of an outdoor wood fired oven. I look forward to visiting AND helping. Chris

  3. Julie Herrmann says:

    Sounds exciting! Have fun with your new adventure.

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