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Auntie Michelle and I did our first walkies of the year yesterday at Pitt Lake. I had the Cabin Fever real bad, since I’ve been off and on snowed in for most of a month. Ugh, winter.
Not this Winter, who ears what you ear, and ears many other things besides, if those dumbotrons on his head are any indication.
I actually like the snow (soooo much better than muddy feets!), but I just wish it wouldn’t strand me on the farm so often. They finally plowed the main road, and the driveway has packed down and is now driveable, so I was keen to get out and do an epic New Year walk . We had a lot of fun, but I didn’t take very many photos because they turn out the same as taking them at home. Everything is brown covered in white.
Like here is FaeFae standing on a frozen lake, but you wouldn’t know that if I didn’t tell you that.
And Dexter running through the brush, which may as well be my yard for all you could see the difference.
And Pesty Peetie posing on the dyke, which may as well be the river behind my house, except for the mountain in the background.
Wootie found a Really Big Stick, but it’s from the same kind of trees we have at home, so ….
But everyone had fun, and ran themselves to sleep after almost three hours of meandering around the lake – so first goal of 2017 accomplished!
Second goal of 2017 accomplished this morning when I (*insert drumroll here*) signed the leash on my new place!
Those of you on Facebook already know this, but I found a new home. I am SO EXCITED! It’s an old three bedroom house (rooms! I will have REAL rooms!) on an 18 acre farm that is filled with
(wait for it)
Goats goats goats! Big goats! Little Goats! Baby goats! Grown up goats!
MY NEW LANDLORD GAVE ME A GOAT AS A HOUSEWARMING GIFT! I named him Snorfles. I have no photos of the goats because I was so excited I plain old forgot to take any. Not even a photo of baby Snorfles because I was too busy cuddling him. My stepdad practically had to pry him out of my arms and make me leave. But I did get a couple of photos of the property with the phone.
This is my new house and the front yard.
The side yard, and you can see the garage (currently houses horses) where my poultry can live. Or my car. Priorities, you know.
Here’s a view of the back of my house and garage-thing from the other end of the property where the landlord lives.
The inside of the house needs a lot of work done, as it’s old, and the current tenant hasn’t done anything to it. But my landlord says if I do the work, he’ll pay for the needed materials. And it has a wood burning stove in it too! I predict Addy will be vacating my shirt and living on a dog bed next to the stove.
My new landlord is the nicest guy. I had posted an ad on Craigslist looking for a new place to rent – it’s how I found the place I’m on now, seven years ago, so I figured it could work again. And it did! He hadn’t advertised this house yet and he said when he saw my advert he thought “PERFECT.” He doesn’t care how many dogs I have. And when I suggested I might get a donkey he said “OH MY GOD, YES PLEASE!” Could this be any more wonderful?
The property is much more rural than where I am now – my current location is a pocket of pseudo rural in a fairly developed neighborhood. The new place is way out in the boonies. And SO QUIET. Michelle and I creeped my new house and hood yesterday after our walk and I stopped the car, rolled down the windows and made her listen to the sound of NOTHING. It’s going to be so great!
I’m so relieved that we will all have a new home :) Thank you all for putting it out there in the universe for us!
(This is a random photo of Wootie who looks like how I feel right now)
So. Who wants to help me move? ;-)