Monday, 4 July 2016

2 Years Later

2 years ago today we started living our dream, it seems like only yesterday we made the big move,

was it really two years the barn was stacked up with all our belongings




Was it really two years ago we stood and looked at the land and thought its so big what are we going to do with it

2 years on and we have raised our own pigs, bees,chickens, turkeys, ducks, lambs, goats and alpacas


 We have grown our own vegetables
We have done so much, learned so much, cried, laughed, there has been lots of ups and some downs and we love it more and more each day, we are having a great life and sharing it with family and friends, what more could we possible want.
Thank you all for coming along on the journey with us.

 

52 comments:

  1. Dawn,I love reading your blog I think you had done wonders.I am always pleased when you have posted and you make me get out and on with my own small garden.Rose.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you nothing beats being out there and doing stuff :-)

      Delete
  2. Hi Dawn, I found your blog, it looks like another one to add to my ever increasing list. Have a terrific Tuesday .
    Fi from stay home instead.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Happy "Two Year's Day" Dawn! Hope you managed to celebrate in spite of all the drizzle today. Hugs from all of us to you both - our very special neighbours and friends.
    C x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for being such great neighbours :-)

      Delete
  4. Your confidence, your writing, the amazing things you do seem like way more than just 2 years of living there! Enjoy many many more :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I do feel this is were I belong :-)

      Delete
  5. Has it really been two years? That's amazing! And you have done a lot of amazing things. We've learned right along with you. So glad you decided to blog.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. you book was a great inspiration :-)

      Delete
  6. Congratulations on your success all done by hard work, you both should enjoy your life choices. As you know I'm green with envy, your living my dream but not my hubbies dream. Keep your post coming you are a true country woman.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have always craved for the open space of the countryside and I am always in awe of mother nature :-)

      Delete
  7. Happy Anniversary Dawn, and look at what you have achieved. Lets hope all the rest of the plans now fall into place too. Bet the grandchildren love coming to you. Keep living the dream - it helps those of us who haven't quite achieved believe in the possibilities. Take care. Cheers to you and Martin.

    Pattypan

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The grandkids do and its great having the space for them to run around and enjoy :-)

      Delete
  8. It is good to look back and see how much has been achieved, and you have done very well. It has been interesting watching your very remarkable progress.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have picked up lots of snippets from your blog :-)

      Delete
  9. Well done Dawn and Martin, long may it continue

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I do hope so there is so much I want to do yet :-)

      Delete
  10. Congratulations you have worked so hard and achieved so much in such a short time. I always enjoy reading about all your antics!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Antics yes there has been some of those this week :-)

      Delete
  11. Oh congrats to you and Martin!I love a good before and after photo and these are fab. I have marvelled at every post you have written, just excited to see you what are NOW giving a go! Well done on all you have tried and succeeded in doing. Keep living that dream and I'll be right along side you, probably asking for advice.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ask away advice is free for the taking :-)

      Delete
  12. Yes ! It's great to be content isn't it ? ! : )

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It gives we a secure comforting feeling inside :-)

      Delete
  13. You are an inspiration of what can be done if you put your mind to it. Your partnership with Martin is incredible and it won't be long before you are together full time. CONGRATULATIONS on living your dream. ;0) Tx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was a long time coming, yes Martin and me go well together 99% of the time :-)

      Delete
  14. happy anniversary hun, you have achieved do much in two years already, i can't wait to see what comes next 😊 xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There are lots of plans on the horizon :-)

      Delete
  15. Two years of living with around 8 years of achievement. It is good to be living your own dream and finding out that it is a dream and not a nightmare. Look forward to reading the 20 year post.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It just about how I thought it would be :-)

      Delete
  16. gratz!!! That is such a great looking stone house.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Proper thick welsh stone walls cool in summer warm in winter :-)

      Delete
  17. Absolutely amazing, well done to you both. I love to catch up with your blog and so pleased you write one! What would we do without you :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Its great reading your journey too :-)

      Delete
  18. Happy 2nd Anniversary Dawn! you have a beautiful home and beautiful property...you are grateful for all that you have and at the end of the day you are living your dream! you should feel very proud of yourselves!

    sending much love! your friend,
    kymber

    ReplyDelete
  19. So many achievements in such a short time. Totally amazing. Well done both of you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Its only by looking back I see how much we have done :-)

      Delete
  20. Have loved reading about your journey to self sufficiency. I especially like your kitchen doings with all your weird and wonderful equipment-x-

    ReplyDelete
  21. It has been a great two years and I have enjoyed following along and reading about it as you have gone. I hope that the years to come are just as great!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. enjoy it all and get excited over what happens next :-)

      Delete
  22. Well done you have worked so hard! Our 2 year anniversary was yesterday!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Well done on two amazing years!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Belated happy anniversary...so when does the building work begin for you? x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We are not starting any building work on the house until Martin is here full time, then it is move hot tank into attic, re-vamp bathroom, build extension that will be our new living room, then push out the kitchen making more room and re-build utility room and on the other corner build a lovely walk in pantry, I am happy to get everything set up and running outside first :-)

      Delete

Thank you for taking the time and leaving a comment I do appreciate it, I may not always answer comments but I do read them all.