Sunday, September 09, 2012

Fort Necessity

Hello All,

  We spent the past few days getting our new home ready for us and the pets. We decided to call our cabin Fort Necessity, for our 18th century world. Anyway, Aaron spent three days getting the chicken run ready and predator proof while Mrs. Cartwright, who helped us soooo much, and I worked in the fields clearing the pastures. We still have more work to do before we move the horses in, but it is definitely coming along nicely. And yes, you read that right, HORSES.

Yesterday we purchased the perfect horse for Aaron. She is an 18 year old, 16.3 hand Appy Thoroughbred, like Bob, with a bit of Quarter Horse in her as well. She has a great personality and she really likes Aaron. So, things are really coming together and I thank God for all that He has given us.

Here are a few pictures. Enjoy!

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View of the little cottage, that will become my 18th century room, the old chicken run, which will be dismantled, and our barn.

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The cabin. It’s a bit messy, because we are still in transition, but you get the idea. I will post pics of the interior when we get settled.

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The new run the hubby built and a peak at the pasture. We still need to put up the electrical fences and do some more clearing.

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The front drive and lawn, which will be nice and green when we finish with it :)

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The back lawn

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The beginning of the riding trails. We spent most of the morning clearing them so we can ride when we get the horses settled.

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The babies were so excited and spent most of the time running around and exploring. Aaron managed to snag this pic during one of Leila’s rare calm moments.

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And finally, Aaron and his new girl, Aspen. I’m so excited to introduce her to Bob and have all of our babies with us.

Well, that’s all for now. I have lots, and lots of packing to do. God Bless!

Love Lauren

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Charis said...

Thanks for sharing all these pics--so excited for you guys!

Kleidung um 1800 said...

Aawww, your post is all glowing happiness! What a lovely new home and so much space for your four-legged and feathered friends. Indeed so much space that you've been able to add more horse company to your home!!!
Hope you will settle quickly at Fort N. and enjoy a wonderful Autumn.
Sabine

Jenni said...

Thank you for sharing pictures of your new home. You have a lovely bit of land to call all your own now. I am indeed a little envious. Gorgeous new horse, and welcome home!

Lauren R said...

This is so wonderful! I won't say I am jealous of your life - I admire it greatly! (and wish I could have horses too, haha). What a dream home :-)

Sarah Jane said...

Oh Lauren, what a wonderful and beautiful new homestead for you! I love it and too am a bit envious -it looks so ideal, and such a peaceful and serene place. Congratulations on the addition of a new horse to your family! She is a beauty! Thanks for sharing these glimpses of your new home and I will continue praying all goes well as you move and settle in.

Scene in the Past said...

What a lovely place! I'm so happy for you and your family.

Rachel said...

How wonderfully fantastic! Wow!! CONGRATS to you and your husband! What a great time for you. Best wishes in getting everything perfect, just how you want them!