A New Beginning

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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.

Stefanie Leland
11 Comments
  • hooray!

    April 28, 2015 at 7:36 AM
  • Regina Fleming

    Stefanie, I have watched you grow up from day 1 and I’m excited to continue being a part of your world! You now have a beautiful family and may dreams ahead. Thank you for sharing with us. :)

    April 28, 2015 at 8:22 AM
  • Stefanie

    Thank you, Regina! It means so much to have your support!

    April 28, 2015 at 9:04 PM
  • Beau

    Thanks for checking in, romy!

    April 28, 2015 at 9:10 PM
  • Debbie Leland

    I look forward to this journey with three of the most special folks on this planet.

    April 29, 2015 at 6:58 AM
  • Carol Koss

    Looking forward to following your journey, which may be – sometimes – a trek – and sometimes and gambol or dance.

    April 29, 2015 at 9:48 PM
  • Rob.Moore

    This is awesome. What a great place for a child to grow up. It literally stinks about the house but it sounds like this cloud has a silver lining. I hope someday to have a farmstead of my own. Best wishes to you and your little family (including chickens, ticks, and bees).

    May 20, 2015 at 9:27 AM
  • Beau

    Thanks, Rob! Not getting the house was tough, but it’s all going to be worth it.

    May 20, 2015 at 3:40 PM
  • patti walbridge

    Cant wait to watch your future unfold before me.

    May 20, 2015 at 3:41 PM
  • Beau

    Neither can we! Haha!

    May 20, 2015 at 3:44 PM

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