Monday, November 22, 2010

Our farmhouse will soon be...

...here. Yes, things have been moving along quickly since I mentioned to you all a while back about us building. Now, I'll have to say - if it were up to me - I would have loved to have found a great old house - but since we have been blessed with our land - we are not going anywhere. So I thought I'd share with you where it is gonna be. You can see here in this picture of the dirt being cleared away and a few stakes in the ground - but - just a few days before it looked like...
...this - just looking over the hill down in the valley. See it is going to be left of the nearly 200 year old cabin that sets just beyond those trees.
Here is another shot of the flat space...
And lucky us - there is another barn quilt down there - this one is "glitter - glitter".
And we have a great cave that is jus' in behind the house - which my son absolutely loves...
turning over rocks and catching crawfish.
And here is Shaun's dad who is helping clear some brush. You all please remember him - as he is putting up a great fight against cancer.
Here is another view from up above.
Even since these pictures - we have poured footers and they are laying the block today. So - here we go - I'll keep ya posted along the way. We are excited, scared, nervous but trying to enjoy the process. We also feel very fortunate to be able to do this. So we are thankful for many things this Thanksgiving - a new house being the least of those. It is all about family and the blessings money can't buy and we are so incredibly blessed.
May you have a beautiful Thanksgiving with your loved ones!
Happy Monday,
Cathy

19 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Cathy- OMGOSH! Is that gonna be perfect, or what? I love the setting~ Can I move in with you when you are done? It reminds me of the farm where I grew up in PA! LOVE IT...LOVE IT...LOVE IT! Diana

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Cathy,
A very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to you and your sweet family.. I will keep your Father n law in my prayers..
The land is great! and the cave would be any little boys dream place for an adventure..
I love the barn quilts so much..I don't have a barn, but maybe I can paint one on the side of my patio..Hummmm I think I just might do that...
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

Holly Hills Primitives said...

What beautiful property!!! Is the cabin and the barn on your land? Can't wait to see pictures as you go! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Dawn

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

So exciting to be building a new home! What a lovely and peaceful spot! Keep posting pictures so we can see the progress.

COUNTRY GAL said...

Love your blog, I found it whilst searching, Another follower to add to the list, Have a great day !

Becca's Dirt said...

I am excited for you about the house. What a fun time for you watching the progress.

I was looking back from last years posts - I remembered the wreaths. I am wanting to decorate a wreath with some bows, ribbon and ornaments. How did you attach the ornaments to the wreath. Will med/hot glue work?

Holly said...

What a beautiful setting and so many pretty views!!! Very exciting!! Can't wait to see the progression!

Did you make the cardboard houses at the top of your header??? They are so pretty!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Amy Kinser said...

How exciting! I know it will be beautiful and just perfect!

Look beyond the picket fence said...

You have a beautiful piece of property! I would never leave! It will be nice to see the house being built. I love construction! I will keep your father-in-law in my thoughts. Have a wonderful week.
denise

Verde Farm said...

What a beautiful spot for a new house. I know how exciting that must be. Can't wait to see it going up and all the decorating you will do. That cabin and barn quilt are just wonderful. Love it!
Amy

Country Dreaming said...

Beautiful piece of land! It's gonna be great!

Melinda

Angie said...

What a perfect spot for your new house! I am so excited for you!

jsteadman said...

And the journey begins...Enjoy the ride! Can't wait to see it progress! Love from Alabama! Sandie

kimberly said...

Cathy ~
Found your blog by chance and it's wonderful!

My family and I just moved into our new home last week and are feeling humbled by the Blessings of the Lord...SO much to be thankful for everyday!

So happy for you! May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Kimberly :0)

Farmchick said...

Such a great piece of land and I am so excited for you all. Will be praying for Shaun's dad. Have a great Thanksgiving.

Look beyond the picket fence said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
denise

Melanie said...

Oh my goodness, I love all that land and the views! I would love to live in a place like that. Unfortunately, I have neighbors all around me, very close to my house. :-(

Once We Were Faeries ~Judy said...

I feel so fortunate to have found your blog, and, was only able to do that through your thoughtfulness to join mine. It has been an ispiration to visit. Your new home can't be anything less than beautiful in such a peaceful setting. Lucky you!!
I will keep Shauns Dad in my thoughts and prayers for a victorious outcome with his battle against cancer.
May your Christmas be joyous and your New Year prosperous and healthy.
Judy

Melody said...

Wow Cathy! I haven't been by for a little while and look at all you've been doin!!! My Zoomtown was offline til last Fri and my allergies have been horrible now for a month. I've got a Dr appointment later this afternoon, but it seems to get worse. Now with xmas greens at the shop, they'll change to another mold reaction...sigh. They call it Aquired Allergies to mold and fungus. Since working in the floral/greenhouse industry for 38 years..since I was 11...seems they get me all year round.
Did my last craft show of the year last Sat. now kickin in gear at the flower shop. Your place looks terrific!
The site looks beautiful for the house. Are you getting a Modular Home or stick-building a house?
I hope you FIL gets better soon. And, you all take care. I know from experience its as hard on you all as on him.
I'd better be goin :)