Offer on 18 Acres Accepted!
April 7, 2013 § 8 Comments
1. Buy an affordable tractor
2. Put up a metal building or pole barn
3. Consider our options for temporary housing on the land until we can build a permanent home or just go all in – get our house on the market and then start building
4. Familiarize ourselves with a book 4allseasons suggested: Encylopedia of Country Living by C Emery.
5. Start thinking about a second child
6. Rack our brains on how we can earn some income from home – me, especially
Everything I think of sounds like an adventure I am eager to take, but really, I don’t even know what the land is capable of yielding or the reality of the hard work behind it. I’m trying to relax and take one step at a time.
Myke is one of the most talented people I know. He can do anything he sets his mind too and as I’ve said before, he can often make something better than it was before. He is hard working and efficient – a self taught machinist, successful System’s Engineer – over the past few years, little by little he has built his own Hossfeld Bender from a large, bulky cylinder piece of metal – a portable shower that heats itself, is currently in the process of building a foundry – his veins are made of electrical wiring, his brain a cluster of compartments that never forgets what is is fed into it – a gun enthusiast and collector, a survivalist.
Even for tasks as simple as putting up a baby gate, hanging some curtains or a fixing a hairdryer gone bad – he invests himself entirely.
I am convinced Myke can do anything. But me, I still need to generate some money somehow. Once we move, I will not be nannying for Eva and Annie. I will not have any income of my own, which is important to Myke and on some level it’s important to me too. I wish the pressure wasn’t there, but it is. So I need to figure something out.
I am starving for testimonials – what woman out there has managed to bring home an income while being exactly what you are, a wife and mother? What’s your advice, what have been your challenges? I know it can be done – I know women have done it for thousands of years.
Surely, the woman described in Proverbs 31, my hero, exists today. Please, if your reading this post, tell me about your experiences and thank you to those who have already replied to my post Urban to Rural, What Should We Expect.