We recently sold our house & property next to where we are currently living in a couple of comfy campers. We are loving our cozy tiny homes! (Of course, we cheated and made a washroom with a laundry area, freezers, and a full sized shower.) We’ve lived here since January 18, and just recently gathered our free ranging chickens from the sold property. (We had two groups of chickens that lived on the two properties.) We put the chickens from that property in a huge pen in our barn, until we “train” them to stay on this property. It’s nice being able to gather eggs without having to go on an Easter egg hunt. Don’t know what I mean? Here’s an example of our current property’s hens: I went to get hay for a laying box and found eggs in the hay in our horse trailer. You never know where you’ll find eggs of free ranging birds. Lol
I better go to the Washroom to switch out the laundry. A momma’s job is never finished. God bless y’all. ~A
Our dog, Jingle Bells, has adjusted very well to life at a tiny house. She’s doing so well guarding everything like a boss. ☺️ (Excuse the ugly board, we’ve gotten so much rain!)
Here’s a picture of my youngest digging in the piled up rubble. We used a track hoe to pile the old stones and things up from an old house that had burned. Then, we were able to put our campers on the property where it stood.
Our boys are enjoying all the mud from the wet winter that we’ve had. Here is big brother pulling little brother out of the mud…. he got too brave and got stuck. 🤦🏼♀️ Boys will be boys!
Well, I hope you are all having a blessed week! I’m personally looking forward to the weekend. lol
Our house sold very quickly in December. We expected it to take a few months, but instead had to hurry so we didn’t end up homeless. We decided to move into two campers on another property that own. (Our 16 year old has his own “room” in the camper beside ours. Our boys are 7 1/2 years apart, & would have murdered each other in the same room. Seriously, Cain killed Able sort of scenario. Lol) So, we have been living in our “Cozy Home” since January 18th. Believe it or not, we are absolutely loving it! I mean sure that closet space is a tiny hot mess, but overall it’s going fabulous. Of course, we cheated a little. We set up a Bald Eagle Barn next to us with a full size shower, water heater, freezers, and a washer/dryer. This makes our lives so much easier! Hats off to any of you living tiny without nice amenities.
Any of my readers living tiny? Feel free to share your experiences with me.
Our house recently sold really fast. We have moved into a couple of campers. Here are my thoughts so far on moving into a tiny place after 2 nights….
*I love having my family close & all our evening chats at meals.
*I also like to have the kitchen to myself, which isn’t possible in a tiny cozy home. Let’s just say: there are WAY too many folks up in my space trying to give me advice on stuff I’m doing. #igotthis 🙄🤣
*Where in the cat hair are my steak knives & skillets?! 🤷♀️
*Whomever said I’d have to get rid of all my plants obviously doesn’t know me well. (Although, I do have two people plant sitting 6 of my plants until further notice.)
*The person who designs camper closets MUST be a skinny man with very long arms. For the love of all man kind, HOW am I supposed to get my not so skinny body to the back of that closet to reach my shoes?! #itsnotbeenpretty
*Cleaning this cozy home is much faster than a 2000+ square foot home. Hallelujah!!! 🙌🏼💃
*If you’re going tiny & you think you’ve downsized enough stuff, get rid of more. That donate pile is NOT big enough. Trust me.
Am I the only parent who starts putting their kids to bed at “school” bedtime, and waking them up early a week or two before school starts? Well, “Operation School Prep” has begun in our home!
Starting Sunday evening, I put my little guy to bed by 9 (our personal school bed time), and I woke him up by 7:30 Monday morning. It went perfect. He was happy and jumped right up. He did get sleepy on the way home from town later in the afternoon though. Day 2: I woke him at 7:15, & he was a little crankier, but I honestly expected him to be both days. (We aren’t morning people around here!) He did get dressed, brush his teeth, & started his day.
I know it’s only two days, but so far: I’m saying we’ve been successful. Lol. My oldest has a summer job on a ranch, so has avoided being tortured. We start back next Wednesday, so we don’t have long to get back into our routine! 😭 As a school employee, can we all just stop and throw a 2 year old’s tantrum in my honor?! Summer has flown by so fast! I’m not ready yet!
We do have most of our shopping finished at least. Yesterday, I bought the rest of the required supplies and backpack. I do need to grab some socks for my youngest, and the boys need new boots. I’m still waiting on a lunch box in the mail. Overall though, we are wrapping up the last minute preparations. Operation Back to School is 90% complete. Hoping to go 100% by Saturday afternoon!
Y’all have a blessed week. I’ll be praying for all of our back to school babies and staff.
Who doesn’t like a set of speckled pups?! Even if they were uh ohs! Lol. Here they are sweet and full of mischief. We’ve named them according to markings & personalities. (Except the last two random names my son is responsible for. Lol) We have: Punkin, Sister, Eyebrows, Trump, George, and Bill. They are blue lacy and catahoula cross. Even though they were unplanned, we think they are adorable.
It’s hot at these races, y’all! We are having a great time with our family though. We will head home after today’s Wagon races, which start at 1pm.
We helped haul the cattle and bucking horses for the rodeo events here. We have been camped here since Friday. We’ve ate good camp food, and have enjoyed a little mini vacation. Mini vacays are all we get with our farm, so we make the most of them.
I hope you all had a great 4th of July! We enjoyed food and fireworks with friends. Well, I better get busy packing up camp. Have a blessed week!
My husband and I took our youngest to the creek a few days ago. We fished, slipped on mossy rocks, and just had a great day together. Our oldest is 16 and working on a neighboring ranch this summer, so he didn’t get to join us. We also picked blackberries, and I made a delicious cobbler.
Summers are for family and rodeos around here. Here are a few favorites from our last rodeo and parade. We had a great weekend!