I am very pleased to announce that at long last, we own our own house and land again.
The home is large enough for our entire family, plus we have roughly 15 acres of space for cows, chickens, gardens and trees. Now I can do long-term garden experiments without having to leave them!
The last month has been a whirlwind and I’ve barely posted on my blog or Youtube. Now, however, we are on the other side of our move, safely ensconced in a new home.
Recently, I have been asked multiple times “why do you move so much???”
You can read my recent post Five Gardens in Six Years explaining some of our winding journey. I wrote that post before nailing down our current homestead.
We moved overseas in 2016 and had to rent multiple places as we looked for land, then bought land and lived on it for less than a year, then were forced to move back during the pandemic and had to rent again.
Whew. I am glad that is over!
Two days ago I posted a video showing where we’re putting our new gardens.
And you can see – we now have actual SOIL:
And yesterday I posted a second video sharing the FIRST (or second) thing you should do on a new homestead.
In that one I’m joined by my daughter, and we build a compost bin for free in just a few minutes.
“I’m gonna make the YouTube thumbnail face!” she said.
She cracks me up.
That’s my daughter.
Our new place is beautiful – I really look forward to getting our fall gardens in. That is, once I figure out where all the slabs are. There is a LOT of slab out in the yard. We’ve found a sidewalk and part of a foundation so far.
We waited on the Lord… and He has more than taken care of us. Thank you, Father. And thank you, to all of you who were praying for us. I love this soil and this house and don’t ever want to move again.
Congrats David! Happy for you and your family to have the new homestead and excited to see what you can build with a long term setup!
David, congratulations to you and yours on the new homestead! Where is it?
By the way, love the new book!
I am happy for you and your family, I know you will certainly loose your mind with those 15 acres. Thank you for your videos and music. Enjoy,Enjoy,Enjoy.
I am so happy for you and your family! God truly is SO good and the blessings He has in store for you are innumerable! I will so look forward to all you will be doing as you establish your new home and garden and all the things I will learn from your experiences. I can’t wait!!
I would like to know where your new property is; your last one was in the same zone I live in and I found all you did applicable to my site as well. BTW, I was who asked once what fruit trees would be good for my (our) area, and you responded (thank you!!)….I have planted a mulberry, Fuyu persimmon, along with several citrus varieties, blackberries, more blueberries, and some Muscatine vines. I also wanted a fig, and ended up with 4! Every time I saw a different type, I just had to have it! So we have a Celeste, a strawberry Verde, a LSU gold, and one called Little Miss Figgy (cute, right?) Everything is so far doing well, so thank you for your advice and recommendations!
Very glad for you all David and that you had the patience to wait on the Lord’s provision. Looking forward to seeing more on the new homestead and how you deal with the lovely Bermuda grass that has been the bane of our gardens for several years now!
And the conspiracy alligator of course… 😀
Congratulations! May the Good Lord bless your family and your land and ket you spread your roots deep into that soil!
I am soooo excited to see you start out on a new homestead that’s all your own. Christ’s blessings to you and your family on this new journey!
Congratulations! So glad you have found a place for you all! I’m sure a lot of work lies ahead but just knowing it’s your home and no one else’s makes it so much more a pleasure to do!
I am excited for you and look forward to see how you develop and take dominion over your new homestead. May God be glorified in your efforts!
So excited over real soil. Like a scene from water world. I’m glad you have a home now. We bought our 7 acres and manufactured home 12 years ago. We aint leaving. Follow up on the swamp water. Two weeks ago it worked great on all my sample areas of garden. So i did the whole orchard and corn patch. For free
Ooh, is that a fig tree I see?
Yes! They told me it used to be huge, but was cut down. Now it’s growing back. Looks like no figs this year – probably next.
DTG, your posts are always an encouragement. Thank you and your family for giving out such wonderful information. As I was stirring my fetid swamp water and wondering if my root exudate would bring my husband out to the yard, I had a nice, hearty laugh and made up my mind to drop you guys a line saying “thank you”. So here I am. Thanks again!
That is hilarious – you rock, Karen.
Congratulations and many blessings for you and your family. I dream of moving out of South Florida into a property like that one day
Thank you, Court – good to see you. May it happen!
Congratulations! From your old neighborhood friends. Just pulled in a huge pear harvest. Pear butter and spiced pear preserves happening this weekend! Miss your beautiful family!
Wonderful! Good to hear from you. Are those from some of the trees we planted in the yard?
Congrats on your new property!
I saw a lot of your pics about huggle culture ms I know but was very interested. I dont have the help needed to do it properly so trying to do what
I can. Can I do this in a lg tire? I use all the sticks and branches that come off my trees during storms etc and have been breaking them up and pilling them inside the tire along with veg scraps. Will that work?
Just beginning my backyard garden journey. It was a brutal dry summer in south central Texas, but I’m not giving up. I read your “Compost Everything “ (great read) & Gardening when it counts- Steve Solomon.
Your videos have been inspiring & helpful plus entertaining. Retired teacher, still learning!
Thank you, Isolde! Maybe we’ll get better weather in 2023.