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Thursday, July 20, 2017

we bought a farm



Guys. It's a coffee farm.

With actual coffee trees.


Oranges, mandarins, lychee, bananas, macadamia nuts, avocado, mango, and some weird fruit tree from Brazil that looks alien.


A view of the ocean.


A teeny tiny house that needs love.

And a perfect site for a guest yurt.

It is surreal.

After all the years. All the wondering. All the rental homes. Yes, they were homes, and we redid them and planted amazing gardens and sat gazing out of windows and drank coffee and washed dishes and birthed babies.

But this? This is ours.

I. I think I am in shock actually. Still waiting for something to go wrong. For someone to come and say JUST KIDDING. YOU DONT GET A HOUSE, YOU FREAK.

And then, I shake my head. And embrace this new amazing-ness

The kids are over the moon.

Dada is in heaven.

We are in the midst of renovations now, exploring, claiming and reclaiming. We move in, hopefully August 1.

And I think I might do the documentary bit here, on this blog, as we set up life there, just to record it all. And later I'll probably share the full story of how this little farm came to us, or we came to it, because it is straight up miracle-ish.

But for now.

I feel .... So. So. So. Blessed.

I just. A house. My own house. And land. So much good land. A place for friends and laughter and bonfires and hard work and dreaming and playdates and parties. Oh my gosh. The parties.

So. Be on the look out for more.

Hugs mamas. Remember my longing posts? My lemon trees, planted and bought? All the dreams and uncertainty? God does answer our longings. Even the longings we dont know we have, or think are possible, or dare to let ourselves think.

So. We just gotta keep dreaming.

And writing more. So much writing to do.

cant you picture this side yard with grass and patio pavers and lawn furniture and a fire pit, lined by pineapple and garden boxes of course....

the yurt spot. mango and avocado surrounded by coffee

mango trees

huge navel oranges grow on this tree

i see some guava jelly making in my future....mmmmmm....

freeing the mandarin orange trees from huge weeds. those are the kids down there
with SAWS...ahhhhhh back to country life!

ripping up the nasty old linoleum to find wood floors (yay!) and termite and water
damage (boooooo!!)

the front lanai

the ocean...             

More pics to come......


  1. You did it!!! (Well, it's not a farm in my neighborhood, but I'll forgive you for that.) YOU BOUGHT A FARM!!!! I'm so excited for you!


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