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Saturday, 14 January 2017

Deliverance!

For some they say Friday the 13th is an unlucky day, but for us it was the best one we've had for at least 6 months.


Friday I FINALLY took the call to confirm we had exchanged contracts on the house, our living nightmare is over and everything will be done and dusted by Friday the 20th. It is like such a weight has been lifted I cannot begin to describe the sense of relief that we feel, we can finally move on to the next stage of the happily ever after and build the farmhouse of our dreams.

As if that wasn't enough good news, our Spanish neighbours have gifted us the use of the old corral opposite the house we are renting at the moment, the space is approximately 12.5m x 12m and securely fenced and gated, they have said we can grow what we like and keep a few chickens in there. This is amazing for us as it means that we won't miss out on this year's growing season whilst we build the house and can get a head start on some of the plants we want on the land by using the corral as a mini nursery. I'm also planning to use it as somewhat of a playground to try out new methods and techniques and find what works best for plants and the soil out here.


So all in all I think Friday the 13th is our lucky day, I hope everyone is having an amazing weekend!



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  1. Oh what fantastic news for you all, enjoy the planning of the vegetables and chickens, lovely picture too
    sammie xx

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  2. Now that is a good day, really happy for you.

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  3. teehee. and there i was not knowing it was friday or the 13th...you'll get to that point soon enough! so many well wishes coming your way...your friend,
    kymber

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    1. I certainly hope so! Did you get a chance to post those seeds to us yet Kymber, I'm really looking forward to getting them going :)

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  4. Really brilliant news. Thrilled for you all, especially after the tough time you've had. It's all happening now! X

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    1. We're just so relieved that we can get on with our lives, definitely a triumphant day at Fast HQ!

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  5. Great news congratulations to you all

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  6. Oh congrats to you TW, Carly and the little wolves. Get on with living that dream!x

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    1. Thanks Louise, Logan jumped up and down in excitement and shouted "now we get to live on our farm!" When we told him the house had finally sold

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  7. Fantastic!!!! I am so pleased for you!!! I hope that it is the start of great things to come for you this year. I will enjoy reading all about it as you go on with things. I am glad that the 13th is now a great date for you. I know the stress of house sales and moves etc, and it is stressful and it is real, so I am glad to know that you now also know the great feeling of it all being done. Here's to a great 2017!!

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    1. We were just so relieved that it was all over. Now just the stress of the new build to contend with!

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  8. Great news another step on your journey.

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    1. Can't wait to carry on with he next stage of the dream now :)

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  9. That's great news! An experiment growing patch - fantastic. You'll be all ready start a thriving garden when your house is finished.

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    1. Hopefully! The only problem with experiments is they don't always go to plan haha

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  10. Brilliant news!! Selling a house to move on to the next part of your life is so stressful. In my case it took 2 years but always worth it in the end. Can't wait to see how you'll be gardening differently in a new climate!

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    1. I've ended up with a fair few new grey hairs during the process but the end is now in sight and nothing could have been better news!

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  11. Wonderful news! It will be fun to follow your adventures in homesteading.

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    1. Aw thank you, I often think people probably think we are a bunch of nutters so it's always nice to hear that people enjoy following the asylum hahaha

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  12. Woo hooo! Congratulations! What fantastic news!!!! A great start to the new year!

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    1. We couldn't think of a better way to start the year :)

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  13. GREAT NEWS!!! Even greater having the use of the coral as well. Things are starting to move along!!

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    1. I'm going to do a bit of a show and tell of it in an upcoming blog post but it's super exciting for us :)

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  14. I'm so very happy for you guys. It's nice to be able to put this past year behind and start fresh. Good luck!

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    1. New year new start and all that jazz :)

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  15. Brought a tear to my eye again - huge congratulations to you. I really do know how it feels! Go on and enjoy - can't wait to share it with you and yours :)

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    1. Aw thank you Tracy, we are blessed to have such a great group of friends in blogland, re read every comment on here and it really inspires us to get things done knowing that we can share them on here

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  16. https://www.instagram.com/p/BPPvmL6DsjV/?taken-by=thequincetree

    Saw this, thought of you! Great air in takes due to it being a washing machine drum... the possibilities are endless! Womble-ing on!!!!

    That is real community spirit letting you have that piece of land. What lovely people!

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    1. We're thinking of making it in to a community garden so that all the elderly residents around here can share in the organic abundance :)

      And funny you should mention, I've had my eyes open for a discarded washing machine for a while for exactly that purpose! Great minds think alike

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