Tuesday, October 15, 2019

a home in the woods.

"The mountains are calling and I must go."
{John  Muir}

we listened. & responded.
& in a clearly God-led process relocated to the woods
where deer roam and bears hibernate and all sort
of wildlife make their presence known.

a small village.
boasting business establishments
soon to close for the season,
  & a quaint grocery market
remaining open.

.we couldn't be more pleased.

the fact there are 4wd trails
practically just outside our door
is of little consequence to the hubs.
oh dear you've no idea ..... eye roll. ♥

as i type a number of squirrels scurry just outside
the window - stopping to watch
i'm sure at one point they'll be regarded as 
the bane of our existence
but for now...?

we've many home projects on the roster
and bit by bit will tackle the necessaries
then focus on the whims here and there
as time and energy and $$ allow. in a few weeks
time we've already completed an amazing
amount of tasks - surprising both of us!
then my upper back chose to rebel
leaving me somewhat incapacitated. 
until it fully heals i can tend
to ridiculously light 
to-do's and cooking.

speaking of cooking,
golly gee willikers
i've put up plenty of 
portioned freezer meals
..... sort of like
squirrels storing up for winter!
this has certainly
helped during my
season of strained muscles!
three perks though:
1) i've watched 2 seasons of
the british baking show
2) i read a book
3) the hubs does the dishes
... wink ...

we may throw caution to the wind &
simply finish the little vintage trailer
restoration and take off for a grand
month of travel. or more. don't
be surprised by a knock on your door.
... double wink ...

"Behold, I am doing a new thing;
now it springs forth,
do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert."
Isaiah 43:19


  1. Replies
    1. we're feeling oh so blessed at this time in our lives. so timely ♥

  2. I'm so glad your taking time to rest your weary body and fill your spirit. Your right squirrels are cute, but only for a time.

    Love to you,

    1. when you visit please take 3 or 9 squirrels home with you. thank you in advance. wink.

  3. I have been MIA from the blogging world too long so it's enjoyable to be reading sweet blogs such as yours again. We did nearly the same thing a few years ago...felt God's leading to move from the big city to a small town. Absolutely love living here and I'm sure you're feeling the same way. Enjoy!

    1. today something very special happened on the way to the hardware store - - i'm a little in awe of how God has worked his best plan in our lives at this stage.

  4. This sounds just right!! Having lots of Gods creation right outside your door is Bliss and very healing. Thanks so much for the update, I'm so happy for you. Wishing you much peace and joy in your new location! Deb

  5. How wonderful that you dared to make a change!! (Of course, when God clearly leads, it's not even daring, is it?) I am happy for your new circumstances . . . and I would love to have you knock at my door some day!!

    1. while we were (are continue to be..) open to God's leading in any number of directions/locations, it truly was a God-thing we arrived in this place. ♥ the hubs and i have already discussed where we'd visit on a grand tour dragging our trailie behind - - visiting you is on the list. :) i look forward.

  6. After reading your post, you picked the perfect Bible verse!
    Happy to see that you are back blogging, you were missed.
    Now I understand why the absence and I glad to share your new adventure.
    PS: our door is always open, too. (Idaho)

    1. hello there.. :)
      not yet 100% settled but working on it.
      looking forward to a grand adventure &
      meeting in person those who are dear. ♥

  7. Sounds like a nice place to settle, the woods. I love everything about the woods, except I might be freaked out if I saw all those squirrels. I love taking pictures of them, but they scare me a bit hehehe. Enjoy your new place and area, Sherry. It sounds nice, and I think you will find so much peace with nature all around you. : )


    1. thank you sheri :)
      the squirrels are quite skittish
      except for one. haha

  8. Sounds absolutely wonderful and it delights us so much that you both are settling in the coziness of a small mountain town. Have you seen chipmunks? They are my favorite. We had a squirrel gone mad under our cabin one year. Thought it was a bear, it was that wild! My brave husband handled the situation, while us girls huddled in the corner upstairs!! Life in the woods is always an adventure! Love that verse! It was on my heart this week for a particular situation. Love His ministering Word. Hugs friend!

    1. no chipmunks .. but the squirrels are HUGE!
      saw what i thought was a fuzzy wuzzy fur baby round the corner of a neighboring home but thinking it was a bear cub. there's a story behind that one. wink.

  9. Oh Sherry!!! I am so excited for you guys. This has got to be a dream come true. So very sorry about the back. A hiccup along the way. May you heal quickly. I am looking forward to how all this goes.

    1. thank you deanna ...
      the back issue continues. bah!
      but little by little things are coming together albeit at a slower pace. ;)

  10. doing a new thing...how many times does this happen and we miss it?
    Sandra at Thistle Cove Farm

  11. weallll. this might happen twice...I wonder how many times a new thing is happening and we miss it?


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