Hello Manitoba

Apologies for the radio silence, we’ve been in Manitoba for just over two months, but it has been a very busy two months. I think we are on the tail end of the ‘busy-ness’ and I am finding more and more time to catch my breath and finally do some writing.

The driveway to our new home

The driveway to our new home

It is funny how things work out, and this adventure has surpassed our expectations and now it’s hard to imagine any other way. We expected to take between 3 – 5 months looking for the perfect place (or at least the place that met the most items from our criteria list).  In fact we found our spot within 3 weeks of arriving, and we made an offer, got bank approval and moved in all within 6 weeks of arriving!

Our backyard

Our backyard

When we first drove up the tree-lined, hidden driveway of our home I knew that I loved it, and every single moment of having this place confirms that it is an excellent choice for us. We originally were looking for about 5-10 acres of property that was predominantly covered with tree’s.  We actually purchased 140-acres of mostly tree and bush land, east of Winnipeg, Treaty One Territory.

Trails in our yard

Trails in our yard

The property has a great house that suits all our needs – I even have a dedicated sewing room!!! The yard is lovely with more space than we know what to do with, two outbuildings that need some TLC, a firepit and enough space to plant a garden that will keep me busy all summer long!

The ground we have tilled for a massive garden next year

The ground we have tilled for a massive garden next year

We picked up our first chicks 6 days after moving in, I will post about that later on, but needless to say it feels a little like we are moving at warp speed!

The creek that runs through our property

The creek that runs through our property

We made a list of WHAT we were looking for, but without a clear or rigid plan of what that would mean. We are very excited about the 140 acres of possibility that we have right now. I suppose this blog will take the shape more of our adventures on this land and as we explore this new province – both feel like epic adventures as we catch our breath and try to slow down the spinning world that we found ourself in.

Wild flower picking

Wild flower picking

Learning about a [new to us]  land base, and understanding the opportunities AND challenges that come along with it, and day-dreaming about the possibility and the priorities for what we do next seems to be occupying most of my time!

Running free with their cousin - if you like the butterfly wings, check out the 'shop'

Running free with their cousin – if you like the butterfly wings, check out the ‘shop’

Thanks to all of you who have sent supportive messages (or mail), and just supported us along this journey – on to the next step! (also – we bought a trampoline for the boys and it was the best idea ever, they spend hours on it everyday!)

little farm boy picture - I promise there will be no gratuitous nudity in the future!

little farm boy picture – I promise there will be no gratuitous nudity in the future!

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