Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Found this on the property

Went out to the new house today to set off bug bombs with my oldest daughter. It's been a long time since I've had to use those bombs. After we placed them in each room, we went back and started setting them off. She took one half of the house and I the other half. It was actually hilarious us running room to room setting them off and sprinting out the back door.

After that was done we decided to walk around the barn a little bit doing a mental check list of everything that needs to be done. While we were doing that we found this old stone wall covered by tall weeds. Well, a small portion of what was left. There are stones laying around. We are pretty sure someone started dismantling it and never finished. Well, I'm glad they never finished because eventually I would love to start rebuilding it.

When time allows I am going to dig in to the history of the place.

Oh, I have been asked which animals are moving with. Well, all of them. Are you ready for the list? 3 horses, 6 donkeys, 4 goats ( there were 5, but the old buck passed away on Sunday), 2 dogs and 14 cats.

And this morning I read on the Internet that Oregon is forecasted to have one of the worst winters in 10 years thanks to El Nina. Hmmmmm, me thinks there is going to be a lot of snow at the new house.

Until next time..................


  1. I love stone walls!
    You are going to be one busy lady. Congratulations again.

  2. I love old stone walls - they convey such a sense of history and time gone by.
    Sorry to hear about your old buck - he was a funny, old guy and I'm glad I got a chance to meet him.
    I didn't see mention of your chickens in your "moving with" list - I think I read in an earlier post that Lil Inger was definitely going with you, is she still? Any of the other chickens, too? When's moving day?

  3. I hope you can find enough of the stones to make the wall a focal point! Nice!
    Snow, I shudder to think of it, better make sure you have emergency rations during the winter, LOL! How is the road?
    Sorry to hear about your old buck, sometimes life likes to throw you a curve ball.
    Happy moving!

  4. I hope your gas was turned off when you did that!!

  5. Thanks for the 'count'. Do these guys mind moving? Not that they have a choice mind you!
    Sounds like an interesting place you have....that wall could have some history.
    I can see the new place with will be beautiful. Stock up!

  6. It's rare these days to find a real old stone wall. So many are a stone vaneer around my place. There is a lot of charm in the stone.

    My father in law lives in an old stone house that unfortunately when he dies will be torn down. It's a shame, but it's really not worth anything. Would cost more to bring it back than anyone could imagine.

  7. That is an awesome wall. Are you going to manage to sneak Betsy goat with you?

  8. We just recently had a similar move....14 dogs, 2 cats, 8 goats, 60+ chickens and 2 rabbits. I can't tell you how many people would say...."are you taking the animals". A couple of times I said, "no, I'll just open the gates and let them find there own way in the world...". ;)

  9. Are you taking the neighbor's doe with you, or did she go home? I suspect you could take her and they'd never notice.

  10. Are you going to have well water at the new place? I hope the water situation is better than the last! Please do share the history when you find out! Sounds so interesting!

  11. We have an old stone wall that divides our property and the neighboring one--Some of it is still standing, but much has fallen. I just love seeing them!

    I hope the bug-bombs work!

  12. I hope you take the neighbor's doe. Poor thing is used to being cared for now, and it would be a pity to have to leave her behind.

    Good luck rebuilding your stone wall. They are soo beautiful, but quite hard to maintain.

  13. interesting wall! why do people ask such silly questions. i like what spring lake sorry the goat died, maybe he didn't want to make the move. what a good soul you are with all of those kitties. so many don't care for felines and i am thankful for those like me that love them and give them good homes!

  14. look forward to when you find out the history! nice wall, indeed. super excited for you.

  15. oh how exciting..I love the idea's about that wall. I just visited the Old FT Mead Calvary Fort just a couple of weeks ago...they had those walls up everywhere out in the fields. Seems they were the horse training jumps and such...pretty cool to see them still standing.
    What an adventure to get to experience. Wish I was there to HELP!! I would love it!

  16. I'm so glad things are working out for you. The new place looks great!


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