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Survival of the Not-Yet-Fully-Detached

March 23, 2010

“The dogs are going to love this place.”

That was our first vocal commentary on the house when we had made our official decision to put in an offer. But, really, it was about us loving it, and being selfish with each other, and moving out into the sticks where we’d certainly never see our friends again… and kind of loving it. (No offense)

The fantasy goes like so: Young newly weds move to the country, buy a nice little house and a few nice little acres, with a nice little creek and a nice little barn. The dogs run free and the cat has a beam of rural sunshine to lie in. Plant a vegetable garden, some fruit trees, learn to live off the land, make our own clothes, stitch our own wounds, bomb out the road and become raging survivalists.

In steps reality: Mortgage. Bills. Jobs. Friends. Etc.

So, here begins our journey to find the balance, live on our land, not completely drop off the planet, and be able to afford it all at the same time. We’ll write about our projects, our food, our successes and our follies.

Welcome to the Ranch Life.



5 Comments leave one →
  1. lise permalink
    March 23, 2010 5:54 am

    I love it and I love you guys even more. Can’t wait to join along in this adventure.

  2. amanda permalink
    March 23, 2010 4:44 pm


  3. Gale mom permalink
    March 23, 2010 9:18 pm

    I see you.(HA,HA)..,but don’t be fooled into thinking no one will come to your home. We thought that when we moved out to the river. I actually worried I wouldn’t see anyone unless I sought them out, but surprize…we have lots of company people wise, bird wise, and critter wise. Never a lonely moment unless you choose.

    Love G.

  4. Momma permalink
    March 26, 2010 3:57 am

    Love your writing! What the heck – I love you! You have a gift for words and the dedication and self discipline to keep at it – I’m happy! I’ll have great reading to look forward to – thank you for that! Keep posting, baby!

  5. Gene Duginske permalink
    March 31, 2010 3:48 pm

    J&D, sounds like you guys are reliving the 60’s…all sound very familiar.
    this is a web site from your area that you might find intersting…?

    best wishes, Gene

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