A New Beginning
My husband, Beau and I were all set to move out of our small 1950’s Oklahoma City home into a larger historic home in Linwood just a few miles away in January of 2015. This all came into motion after the arrival of our son, Oliver. We were feeling cramped and wanted to have more room to stretch our legs both inside and out. Fast forward two and a half months and one cat urine infested house later we have found ourselves living with my husband’s gracious father, Cappy.
Upon finding out that our soon to be home was uninhabitable only days before closing we found ourselves luckily able to get out of the contract. That day that was indescribably tough as we found our family displaced and uncertain of what our future would hold. After scrambling and finally landing on Beau’s father’s front door steps we took the opportunity to think long and hard about our future and what we really wanted out of life. Beau and I had been dreaming of buying a small acreage, growing a small farm, and building a straw bale home for nearly four years.
“ That day that was indescribably tough as we found our family displaced and uncertain of what our future would hold. ”
Fast forward to April 2nd…we are now owners of a fabulous 20 acres of blackjack oaks, eastern redcedars, poison ivy–And Oh, did I mention loads of ticks. Now we find ourselves learning how to approach land ownership from the ground up. We are pulling our resources together to learn as fast as we can how to be good stewards of our land while also growing a profitable farm. We invite you to follow us on our journey.