I love October!  We still get warm sunny days, but cooler nights.  We currently still need the air conditioner on for a bit during the day but toward the end of this month, 

We will be starting to use the wood stove for comforting heat. This month also carries my birthday within it but unless you know me personally, I'll just leave the rest of that information as a mystery.

Old Front Yard

Last Sunday started two days of an intense migraine for me but it eventually lifted. I have no idea why I am plagued by migraines once in awhile, but I already dread the next one. I have taken a much needed slower pace this week and am feeling much more like myself and able to enjoy the beauty of fall around me!    

I did a fundraiser for Willow and Chewy's next vet visit and I raised $150.00 so far. Travis said we'll just have to suck up and pay for the rest of the bill ourselves.  We will find a way. We always do and they are so deserving of good care. 

Travis and I, with the boys, took the horse, pony, and goat out for a walk yesterday while Megan stayed in her room to finish an art project she was working on. I didn't get pictures of our walk because we all had our hands full, and sometimes, it's enjoyable to simply live in the moment instead of stopping to pose for pictures and such. It was a beautiful day and I have needed the rest of a slower activity level. Life has been so busy, too busy, and stressful. 

This morning while enjoying a good cup of coffee, I became inspired by some home d├ęcor pictures on Facebook.  I have been patiently piecing together how I want this little house to look as far as painting, color schemes, re-decorating, and remodeling projects go.  

At first, I wanted to go with the same colors and ideas I had from our last house, which was a beautiful 1920's craftsman, but the more I have thought about it, the more I feel I can not make this house the same. 

This is a little manufactured home from the late 1990's, not a craftsman.  However, it is cute and functional and I think I have found exactly how I want each room to look, so I took Travis on a tour through each room and shared my vision and ideas with him. (Lucky guy, haha).

New Front Yard

He likes it and is on board!  Now, I am not saying we are going to get it all done soon.  It could be 10 years from now, but once I get something like this in my head, it slowly becomes reality one day at a time. 

My animals, of course, are top priority right now, so I will do what I have to in order to get them ship shape, and then we will go from there. 

I realized how much we have done since moving here on August 19th, 2019.  We cleared some of the land and built the fences around the pasture, added a new round pen, and brought Willow here from the stable she was boarded at.  

We built her a stall and horse shelter, then added a goat friend for her and built a goat pen. We built a hay shed and added a rescue pony to be with Willow and the goat.  

Travis built a garden, we painted the picket fence out front, and added a brand new woodstove and a new dishwasher in the house. Not to mention some of the other small things along the way that we have fixed, repaired, or added.

Even if it seems like we get stuck in a rut sometimes, that's okay!  We can't do it all at once and some years we may not accomplish much of anything other than being grateful and enjoying family.

We are truly blessed to be able to work hard and create our dreams into our reality. I hope the same for all people.  Truly I do.

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Thanks for reading and following along. Much love from,

Amy Darr

3 Corners Farm

Mosier Or., U.S.A.