The Road Home

The Road Home
There is no place like home.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Under Construction

There has been some really great weather here for about a week now, and we have been taking advantage of it. We have been building some loft shelving in the building that replaced the old red shed. This will give us more storage space for light duty items, as well as utilize our space more efficiently.

All of this work leads Frank to finalize the plans for our solar panel installation, which is very exciting. As we get closer to having everything prepared for this project more research, planning and figuring have to be done to make sure we have everything we need. Some of the ideas we have had during this planning phase have created some changes for the better.

While we spend more time outside in the wonderful sunshine and 76* weather on this balmy January 28th, we aren't spending much time preparing anything for the blog. We hope you'll understand. Please enjoy a few pictures from around the farm, while one of our long term dreams is under construction.


Tiger and Pretty playing in the herb bed.

Little Bit enjoying a piece of sunshine while One Stripe enjoys a meal.

Our always faithful, Pearl.

Blackberry beginning to bud

The beautiful hills

Water flowing in the branch in the yard

Sunset through the radio antennas

Knitting a baby afghan

We're finally getting plenty of eggs.

The bread jar

Sunset reflecting toward the east

Long may she wave

Little Bit

Time to make pots for our seedlings

Enjoy these relatively peaceful days that we have been given. Dream big, plan well, work hard and your rewards will be very gratifying. All we can do and learn now may make life just a little bit easier when TEOTWAWKI comes knocking. Are you ready to answer that door?

Until next time - Fern


  1. Fern,
    Great picture on the header.
    I salute you.
    Thank you.

    1. Surprise, Frank!
      You are very welcome.
      Thank you for serving our country and protecting our freedom.
      I love you.

  2. I love your flag photo! Beautiful!

    1. Thank you, Sandra. It was fun trying to get a good shot, with the wind blowing the flag around like that.


  3. Thanks for the pictures - a nice view of your life. We have been having unseasonably warm weather this winter and our January has been one of the driest on record - again! In fact, our almond tree is just about to bust out in full bloom - which is bad because it's waaaayyyyy too early. Which means we probably won't get many almonds this year. I love reading your blog, trying to learn as much as I can and preparing to open that door, but of course, I hope it stays closed!
    Have a great weekend!

    1. I too, hope that door stays closed, Vickie. I pray that all our preparations will be in vain. But I truly believe that they are and will be very necessary. I still go by this saying. I would rather be a prepared fool than an unprepared fool. Thank you for sharing with us.


  4. I'm sooo happy for you guys!!!! It's exciting to be able to do something like that. I wish we hadn't built our new house so big. We may have been able to go solar too. Well, a lot cheaper anyway.