Monday, 23 December 2013

Two Years Ago Today

Two years ago today was our first full day here on our little homestead.
There was just the two of us that morning and a rather large bump in my wife's belly. Our life was in boxes all around us, the heating wasn't working right but I was feeling very happy.
We'd managed to buy a smallholding before I was 30 and we'd be able to bring our future children up in the countryside.
Before - although I moved the greenhouse up with us.

Fast forward two years and I'm even happier. We've doubled in size as a family, learnt loads, made new friends, done plenty to the house and gardens, got planning permission for an extension, planted an orchard and this is only the beginning!
I'd like to say thanks to everyone who has read and commented on this blog over the past two years. It's been the motivation I've needed to get up and try something different, plan my next big project or look at things differently. I don't think I would have got as much done without it or without reading everyone elses for ideas and inspiration. So thanks again and I hope you all have a good Christmas!

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  1. You are blessed, sir. I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

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    1. If there is someone up there then he smailes on me I think!

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  2. Moving 2 days before Christmas must have been a bit busy! We've been smallholding for 22 years now and never regretted moving house so many times to work our way up to this holding. Good luck to you for your next 20 years and Happy Christmas to you and your family.

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    1. I hope I never have to move again! I was talking to the neigbour who I'm friendly with and he said when do you think your move from here. I said I have no idea but I think it will be in a box!

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  3. Kev you've done well. And we readers live vicariously though your progress. Success is contagious. Seasons best.

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    1. Thanks Michael, This comment realy made my day!

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  4. Quite the achievement...and so much more to come!
    Happy Christmas to you all
    Jane x

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  5. Your story is so encouraging! It's been a treat watching your homestead (and family! ) grow. Merry Christmas!!!

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    1. Thanks! If only my photos were as good as yours then it would be even better to watch!

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  6. You have achieved so much in those two years, and it has been a pleasure to watch you, your family, and your smallholding grow. Wishing you all the best for a lovely Christmas. Vx

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    1. Cheers Vera, It's been great having fellow bloggers along for the ride!

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  7. 2yrs, they've just flown by haven't they?
    But, you have come far!
    Enjoy !

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    1. It's gone so fast its unreal! Mind you it doesn't seem 5 minutes since I was in school so I guess two years is nothing!

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  8. The best part is that you decided to blog about it so we can all learn along with you. Wishing you and your precious family a very merry Christmas!

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    1. Blogging is a great part of it - I've learnt so much from all round the world, it's amazing really.

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  9. You've really done a lot in 2 years :) Nicely done. I'm looking forward to seeing what you get up to this year.

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    1. Thanks! I'll make sure it's plenty!

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