Thursday, March 24, 2011

On the Move

Yesterday we got the keys for our new home - no, not our farm, although I am more than ready to have it work out for us to buy our farm apparently the universe is not yet...I shall endeavour to remain patient.  However we did find a lovely rental home that is back down in the valley MUCH lower in altitude and we were especially happy about that when we woke up to a fresh 2 inches of snow up here (we still have over a foot on the ground).  We are left this (our current lake view - note the snow and the peak of the mountain on the right side of this photo...
and arrived to this - if you look carefully on the left of this photo you can see the same mountain but now we will see it from down in the valley instead of being up in the mountains behind it, sort of the opposite view.  However we still look upon the same gorgeous lake, we'll just be quite a bit closer to it now and the boys are thrilled.
But, what thrills me the most...
is that I took an hour's break from cleaning and packing (Oh OK, it was more likely two hours) to get out my edger (yes, my I'm addicted edger...how I missed it) and my pruners and get to work on some springtime gardening. I can't tell you how delightful it was for me to be back where I could be digging in the dirt and fixing up some neglected flower beds and yes, I was giggling to myself almost the entire time.  Life really is good and we're all feeling very blessed...tired and looking forward to being done with moving but blessed. 

8 comments:

lyttel town said...

I am hearing you on the "tired and looking forward to being done with moving" bit. We are on the move again, once again saying goodbye to a garden. However, as you say, blessed to breath another day and be welcoming Spring/Autumn once again.

daisy said...

So happy for you that you got to dig in the dirt. It must be difficult to have to wait so long to garden. Enjoy your new home. And be ready for the universe to change its mind!

sheila said...

Oh phew! I'm glad for you, Heather. Let's clink our edgers and have a toast to a lovely summer.

Mary-Sue said...

aaah, yes. what a wonderful attitude you have, Heather! HAppy Spring!

Katherine said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you and know you'll be making the most of this "stop" along the journey to your dream farm.
I'm smiling just pieturing you setting to work on your new yard. It will be awhile yet before my garden tools will see any action, so I'll live my gardening dreams vicariously through you, okay? ;o)

Teri @ Love From the Farm said...

Hurrah, Heather! I'm so glad you're happy with your new place and ready to dig in! Whod've guessed you'd be digging in in Canada before I get to start digging in in Arizona! Have fun!!

erin said...

!!!!

Sooo happy for you! I was giggling when I read that you were gardening away and giggling. I know the feeling....I was like that all last week as I edged (some of us might start a support group for chronic edging!), and lopped, and turned and pruned and dug and planted and weeded.

Looking forward to seeing how your gardening path evolves with this new home so close to the lake. I'll bet your boys are really thrilled.

~Erin xo

Rebecca said...

Can't wait to start "digging in" myself!! Unfortunately we are still in the "deep freeze" up here in Candada!! Hope you are settling in well to your new home. :)