When we arrived at the farm last Wednesday, guess what beautiful sight we saw?
That’s right: it’s power hookup day!
The ground was too soft to get the lift truck over to the pole, but that didn’t stop these guys; they just climbed up instead. And they were done super fast; within a couple hours the wire from the transformer was installed, the meter was hooked up, and we had power!
Andrew finished the wiring in one of the containers, and we were able to get the lights on for lunch.
We are so close to being able to move the RV out! Just need a septic system and to extend the driveway up to the container building.
We thought at first that we could get away with driving on the grass between the container building and the gate, but the more we drive on the grass, the more it dies, and the more slick and muddy the two-track driveway becomes. If we are out there and it rains, the only way we can get out is to use the four-wheel-drive truck, and even then there’s the possibility of getting it stuck. So we need to make sure we can get in and out without a lot of trouble.
Speaking of mud…the girls and I went on a wildflower hunt and also came across soooo much mud. So they promptly sat down and made mud pies. Emily announced “I LOVE dis mud!” Yep. Country life. I love it.
These primroses grow on all over the sides of the road here, and I was really excited to find some on our property. They smell amazing, and are so delicately gorgeous.
Oh these kids are so cute.
The girls and I and my mother-in-law also went on a hike to look at all the flowering things.
The wild plums were one of the first things to flower and are setting fruit already. I’m so excited to harvest these!
The wild grapes are doing this. I don’t know much about grapes, so I can’t tell if those are going to flower or if they’re baby fruits. I am guessing that they’ll flower, but I’ll have to keep an eye on them to be sure.
And also there’s this massive, overgrown, beautiful patch of brambles that are either dewberries or blackberries. Can’t wait to get on my study boots and gloves and go picking in there! Maybe I’ll even see a snake or two.