A New Home and Plans for an Urban Farm
I have been MIA for a few months here, and I am finally ending my blog hiatus. Life kind of got in the way of blogging, and Phil and I spent most of our non-working hours hunting for a home. Anyone who is familiar with the Seattle housing market knows that this is not a task for the faint of heart. The process took its toll emotionally, as we put offers on house after house, only to be beat out by what seemed to be increasingly shocking offers. It was tiring and kept me away from blogging, but it paid off. After putting in offers on 7 different houses, we found what we are absolutely confident is the perfect house for us.
By some miracle, we were able to find a house on a 1/3-acre plot of land that is still in the city. I knew instantly that this was our house, and could not be more ecstatic about moving in. Our plan is to create our own little urban oasis where we can start a tiny farm to grow our own food and let Newton run around outside whenever he wants.
As soon as possible, we plan to start chronicling our new adventure on here. I have no idea how it will go, and I’m sure we will have more failures that we can count. But I hope that we also have successes and I can’t wait to get started. After seeing so many little yards on loud streets, I am still in awe that we were able to find the home we did. This much space will require extra work, and I am so game for that challenge. [Read more…]