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Our new home (a photo blog)

We moved into our new place just a little over a week ago and we are finally settling in! Our new place offers more privacy, flexibility and a section of dirt to plant in. We are enjoying our new place allot despite the annoying move.

Awhile back I posted a blog about how pets seem to choose us rather than us choosing them. Well that theory is still proving true today!! Two days ago Nathan and I took a trip to the mailbox and on the way back waked by a cat that Nathan had seen in our back patio area this morning. He told me that he had thought one of our cats had gotten out since this cat looked almost identical to our cat. Anyway we discuss the cat and walk back to our place and notice this random cat following behind us! We stop several yards away from our place, pet the cat for a while and then go on our way home. We thought the cat had stopped following us so we hurried inside and shut the door. The cat was clearly somebody’s since he was well fed and groomed nicely. Anyway we laugh about the coincidence of the cat looking exactly like ours. About 5 min later we hear meowing outside our front window. We go over and see what is happening and our cats are peering out at this other cat who is waiting outside and meowing like crazy. This dang cat found our house and was crying outside, we cannot have another cat so we are sad and feel bad about keeping this strange cat outside (I know we are suckers). Anyway we did not take the cat in and haven’t seen him since then, I did snap a few pictures though!!


More cats in the window

The other thing I wanted to share was that I harvested my first ever home grown potatoes this morning!! Back in April I decided to try an experiment with some sprouted potatoes that we re in the pantry. Four months later I have a handful of baby potatoes and I am pretty surprised!! They are small and I am not quite sure if it is because the container was too small or if I needed to let them grow more.. Regardless I am happy!! I have nine of my own home grown potatoes so I did something right!

I am excited to try planning them in the ground instead of cat litter bins (which is what I have been doing to recycle and to have more containers to plant in). All my other plants also seem pretty happy with the move.. All I all it is a nice day!

<p>A city girl turned farmer. Yes women do farm ;) Owner and operator of direct to consumer, Ryder Family Farm in Southern Illinois.<br /> Wearing many hats I'm also a mother to 3, a wife, a yogi, a farmer, a 4-H & Girl Scout leader & hospitality manager.</p>

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