Avalon Acres Farm

OMG...So much has happened.  I hardly know where to start.

We're still working on getting onto our land, and I'll have videos and posts about that on the Avalon Acres page.  I've got new craft videos happening and they will be posted on my Crafty page.  We're going to be expanding our web presence here and on YouTube and Instagram---we're homesteaders, we're experienced in some aspects of homesteading and we hope to share what we know and what we learn as we work on building out new home on our new land.

Before I get started on that, back in March, we lost our son Sean.  He committed suicide and it threw our family and our plans into a tailspin---and honestly, it's only been 2 1/2 months, I'm still spinning.  I'll be writing a post about that experience, but needless to say, going through that has kinda changed Scott's and my priorities.  We need to stop wasting time and life--waiting for the right moment, waiting for the right amount of money, waiting for when the stars seem to be perfectly lined up.  We are going to our property ASAP and we'll live off-grid, until we can afford to go on-grid.  It's a sudden decision, a bit impulsive and a whole lot of crazy---but after losing Sean, I don't want to waste another minute waiting for things to be "perfect" before we jump into launching our dream.  We are starting to vlog on Youtube and we are going to record every step of our journey--and I hope you are interested in watching our progress and each victory and each defeat (hopefully, there won't be too many of those....)

It's been a rough year so far, losing my son took everything out of me and for a while I didn't think I'd ever be able to do anything, or enjoy anything ever again.  I'm getting stronger and "better" each day.  Sean couldn't wait to get living on our land, so we're going to just jump in with both feet!  Here is our first video of us going to buy our building (we couldn't film inside during the actual meeting, but we'll take you to see some examples of similar buildings.)

This video is kinda crazy, I had used my phone and my video camera.  When I changed the battery in my camera, it reset all the setting so it didn't film in the right exposure, so everything looks blue.  It's not, I assure you, LOL!!

For Sean:

These are some pictures of our animals from our previous farm.  Scott and I will be using this page to record the building of our new homestead.  Come here to see all that we are working on, starting with building a home out of a large shed!

Our red boy cock a doodle doing!

Lottie our meat hen that escaped going to the butcher because she was so lovable.

Tom Turkey resting in the grass with Veronica checking him out.

Red's got an itch

The chickens roosting in and around my lilac bush

Veronica finishing up her dirt bath

Honey, I'm home!

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