"The Mountains are calling and I must go"- John Muir

"The Mountains are calling and I must go"- John Muir

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Camper living

Hey y'all,

    I hope everyone had blessed holidays! I did, but I am soooo ready to start seeds, plant things, and play in the dirt! I have been  intensely looking at  seed and chicken catalogs for weeks now, and its about to kill me!!

  But moving on, I am going to start blogging about what life is like in a 25 foot travel camper. My husband and I have lived in one for 3 yrs now, since we said I do in 2008. We decided to live in one, for several reasons. I didn't have a job, I quit my lab clerk job at the hospital where I worked for 4 yrs because of stress, and I couldn't find another one. So that little detail is one reason we decided to buy a camper. My husband had a job and a good one that he still has thank God, so we  had one source of income. We bought an acre of land next to my mom and dad, and started paying  on it, but it still had to be cleared of very thick trees. So we put our camper on hubbies grandpa's land where there had once been a home, so it had septic and well hook up that we could hook into, which was a blessing. So we had everything hooked up with the camper, and moved in after we got married with the intention of building a small home within 6 months to a  year, but that never happened.
But I have to go for now, there will be more to come later with some pictures!
Take care and God Bless!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Back again, I hope I can stay this time!

Hey y'all,


    Well I did it again, I went weeks and weeks without posting anything, sorry about that!
I have been taking turns staying with my grandmother, visiting family in Savannah, it got kinda crazy around Christmas time, then we all got sick with an awful virus we seem to be passing back and forth, and now finally I have time to blog! I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas and new year, I sure did!

   We had our first snow fall of the year, but before I could take pictures it was gone with the wind!  For the past two years we have had 9 degree temps and below 0 wind chills and last year and the year before it snowed 12 inches in November and didn't melt until April! So this year we are getting a much needed break from the bitter cold and snow.

   My hubby and I have lived in a 25' camper since we got married 3 yrs ago, trying to save money to build something small, and pay on our acre of land. So, I was thinking about blogging more about that this year, since it has been quite an adventure and learning experience, would anyone be interested in reading about that? if not, I will drop the idea, and move on to something else. Well, gotta go finish up some laundry, thank goodness it's too cold to hang the clothes on the line today, the squirrels have been extra crazy  ;o)

The enchanting Blue Ridge Mountains I call home.

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I live in the mountains of Western North Carolina, in a little camper, with my husband and family. We are trying to become self sufficient and live off the land. I am sick of all the sad news on TV, the economy, and the evil world we live in, so we are trying to make things as simple as possible and get back to the basics. I think if everyone did that, and had faith in God the world might be a better place. Follow along, as we live life in our little tin can, and try to make it a home, while learning to homestead.