Settling in

I did the math and we have been living here on the homestead for 18 days. It’s funny because living in town seems like a another life. Almost like it was another person who was living that life. Today The Hubby and I sat on our swing on our new leveled out spot on the side of Castle Rock and watched the sunset and just talked and relaxed while Princess Girl learned to play volley ball with a college age “niece” who is visiting.

We’ve been settling in nicely, getting our outdoor lovong area set up. As the weather heats up, it’s nice to have something permanently set up so we can cook outside and not heat up the trailer.


Building the outdoor sink

We also put a layer of sealant on the roof of the trailer. During the last rainstorm we found a leak in the roof. 😦


The extra roof on top is a snow roof which was put on by the previous owner.


Caulking the bigger holes


Daddy's big helper


Half way done


What the roof looked like before


Beautiful girl

We built a trail up the hill to where we put our Sunset Swing and flattened out an area for the swing.


Trail building


Flower Girl is an angel πŸ™‚


My buff man carrying the swing up the hill

I didn’t get any pictures of the finished product because by the time we got it all set, the light was gone.

Today, my mom came up and helped set up another shade canopy. This was a free one given to us by some very special people.


Putting the underlay fabric on the frame


My beautiful, generous, wonderful mom helping sew some rips in the canopy top


Our old-fashioned mending time.


Got the mended outer fabric on. Now time for the poles.

To be continued…


“I lift up my eyes to the hills, where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the maker of heaven and earth.” Ps 121:1-2

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About Maridy

Hi, I'm Maridy. I have many interests in life. Right now, my husband and I and our two girls (ages 14 and 7), along with a couple of dogs currently live in a 33ft trailer while we build our house on our homestead property in Northern Nevada (Castle Rock Homestead). Follow us on that journey to building our high desert homestead from the ground up! I also have a passion for hiking and have a blog for that, too. (Journey in the Wilderness) Join me there as I explore the beautiful outdoor landscapes of Northwestern Nevada and Eastern California. And finally, I love historical costuming. Though I haven't been able to do much of that in recent years, I'm hoping that "once the house is built" I'll be able to get back into it more. See what all we've done with that on my Yesteryear Productions blog.

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