Sunday, January 25, 2009

Welcome **update**

Ok, I was so surprised when I logged into today and saw in a few short days that we have over 20+ new followers here. I won't be able to keep up with blogging each and everyone now J but I want to say thank you for stopping by. Thank you for your questions and your encouragement! God bless you and WELCOME!

UPDATED JANUARY 26, 2009: If you are interested in reading about our entire journey (we closed on this farm 10-15-08), start here. If you would be so kind to leave how you found us, that would be nice of you (smile)

Ang

41 comments:

Thankful Paul said...

Hello

Jill said...

It's so wonderful what you have done. I would give almost anything to do as you have done. With your unspoken words I understand why!! Have a great day.

Amy said...

I came across your blog through Down to Earth and stayed up late last night reading the posts from the beginning. I have REALLY enjoyed learning about your journey. I look forward to future posts :)

Nomadic said...

Amy wrote my comment post almost word for word. I followed Rhonda's link to your blog and read through a lot of your archives last night. I really like your style and am impressed by the journey your family is taking. :)

Melissa in FL

Em said...

Hi, like the others I found you through Down to Earth. I spent ages reading your archives and now you are in my favorites. What a wonderful blog. I hope to be a regular visitor.
Bye, Em.

Elizabeth Joy said...

Thank you for the welcome. And I do feel welcomed. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing. I'm learning with you, even if I can't live the way I would like.

gail said...

Hello there,

I also found you via Rhonda's "Down to Earth" blog. Thanks for making such a great effort to document all that you are doing. I will be a regular visitor also.

Blessings Gail

LizBeth said...

Thanks! And thanks to Rhonda, too. We feel welcomed. What a beautiful blog. Your pictures grace my desktop. Hang in there. Take good care of yourself and . . . . .

Hot Belly Mama said...

How in the world did that happen? lol.

Out Back said...

Hello there,

Like the many others I came to visit from Rhonda at Down to Earth and I am so glad that I did.

I am intrigued by the way you are living. I love that you can write about it and share with everyone. You and your family are very lucky indeed to be living the life others can only dream of.

I look forward to future posts.

Tania

Mamabeanof4 said...

I have just read your entire blog from beginning to end and absolutely feel like you are my kindred spirit! I am so looking forward to more of your "adventures" in this quest you and your family are on. One question-how in the world did you ever find a farm like this?

Casey said...

I TO HAVE READ YOUR WHOLE BLOG.
I FIND MYSELF LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR NEXT POST.
I JUST GOT MY POWER BILL!!!
RIGHT NOW I WISH I TO WERE POWER FREE..
NO KIDDING I REALLY THINK WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS WONDERFUL.

Lisa said...

I have just found your blog, and wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying reading about your adventure!

I look forward to many more posts!

Gigi said...

I added your blog for inspiration. Looking forward to reading more on your blog.

frugal maw said...

Came across from Rhonda's Down to Earth blog. Have read your blog from the beginning and am amazed at what you are doing as a family. Keep up the writing, you are a great story teller. Do you plan on becoming self sufficent or will hubby continue working secularly? What about your veggie gardens at the palace? Do you go back and harvest any of your veggies? Is your new farm Eclectic or is that the palace? Soooooo many questions, it's all very inspiring.

Gigi said...

Just a little supportive note for you. Although some people may not understand why you are choosing to live like this, there are a whole lot of others who totally get it.
I just finished reading The Long Emergency. The author says people will be looking towards the Amish in the future to learn lost skills.

Karen said...

Okay....I should not envy, but you're living MY dream - one that my family neither understands nor shares! I've enjoyed reading about your journey (thanks to Rhonda Jean at Down--to--earth!)
Looking forward to reading more.

Tara said...

Wow....I thought we were brave to move from CT to a farm in West Virginia with 3 small children. But wow, you are having the adventure of a life time! I am so thankful God has put it on your heart to share it with all of us, Thank You! I love our farm life and will continue to read all about yours. We will pray for your success! Tara

jensta said...

I'm another one who has discovered you via Rhonda's blog and I'm loving the catching up process I'm going through while I read all your posts. I'll be following you regularly now, as I've subscribed to your blog to make sure I don't miss anything!

Nadine said...

hello...
we found you through down to earth blog...
Love your blog!!!
We are aspiring to do what your doing...ok may be not the no water part..lol! I love my flush toilet and washing machine...kinda think may be we could go half way...
Lord willing someday very soon we will find our dream place...
Keep up the great works.
Blessings

Guy and Nadine

Melanie said...

I also found you through Rhonda at Down to Earth.
What a wonderful blog, and what a great sounding adventure!
I haven't caught up on your old posts yet, but I plan to as soon as I get the chance! :)
Melanie from New Brunswick, Canada

Otter Mom said...

Like many others, I found your blog through Rhonda at Down to Earth. I will be a regular reader of your blog. In many ways, you are living the life I have always wanted. I have studied the Amish quite a bit and think that they are on the right track as far as life style, although many people do not understand them.

Amity said...

Hello (smiling and waving) hee..hee. I too came from Down to earth blog. I just recently found your blog and I absolutely love it. You are living my dream ;-) You know when I was young my mom always used to say that she was born in the wrong time (she wanted to live in the 1800's) I used to think she was crazy...now can you believe that I understand a 100% why she wished that ~smile~

Susan said...

Hello! I also found you thru 'Down to Earth'. Good luck for your wonderful venture, I have so much admiration for your vision and energy and am looking forward to sharing your journey via the internet. Sue.x

Kathy said...

Hello - Like many others, I found your blog through a mention at Rhonda Jean's Down to Earth blog. I've gone through some of your older posts and find your lifestyle intriguing. I have a bit of a fascination with the Amish lifestyle - I've read quite a bit about it so am really interested to read about your interactions with them. The biggest surprise is how it sounds like they have been so accepting and supportive of you and your family. I was under the impression (from much of what I've read) that they tend to be mistrusting of the "English".

white_lilly said...

Hi! I've just arrived from Magarets Ramblings which I linked from Rhonda's'Down to Earth. I can't wait to read through your archives about your journey.
Thank you for sharing it with us :)

Beth said...

Love, love, love your blog. As many have said already, you are living my dream. I found your blog thru Rhonda Jean's blog, down-to-earth.

God Bless.

Beth

connibrett said...

I am SSSOOO loving your journey and wishing we could live it too. What an incredible week you've had. Thanks for allowing us to watch your life.

Sarena said...

I also found you through "down to earth" I am also in awe of what you are doing and am hoping for something similar for my family. It's years away but reading about your journey is very encouraging and helpful.

Jeanette said...

Hi I just found your blog on a link on someone elses blog. Have read a bit about your start on the farm. Can't wait to read more. I love things to do with the Amish. I hope to get to America one day to visit the Amish communities.

Gail said...

I am thrilled to have found your blog via Rhonda at Down To Earth!! I also stayed up late last night ready all the posts from the beginning. You are living my dream so I truly appreciate your sharing your journey. I look forward to future posts.

Blessings to you and your family.
Gail in OH

Throwback at Trapper Creek said...

Can't remember, maybe Margaret by way of Rhonda. Thanks for the reply about the drying rack! Love the blog. We aren't off grid, but use a lot of the old ways on our farm that has been in my family for over 100 years. So power outages don't really affect us, since our water is gravity flow, we heat with wood, and grow all our own food (except coffee, sugar, etc).

Looking forward to more posts about your journey.

Kim said...

Hi,
I found your blog through Down to Earth and have read thruoghall your posts from the beginning. What an interesting journey you have had so far. Will be checking in regularly to see how you're doing.

Kim
Hereford uk

Ellen said...

I enjoy reading your blog very much, thank you for sharing your wonderful journey!
I found your blog through Beth from Homemaker's Homestead, but I live in The Netherlands.

blessings, Ellen

Jackie said...

Another one following a link from Down to Earth. I havent had time to read about your complete journey yet but cant wait to do so. I have enjoyed reading the few posts so far. What an amazing life you are leading.

gerbgreetings said...

Greetings! I too found you through Down to Earth...I have been enjoying reading your blog...my hubby travels around MI with the ministry he is with...so it fascinates me even more! Thank you for sharing your life with us!

Cathy said...

Hello Ang
Arrived here the other day via Rhonda's blog and am so glad I followed the link. What a journey you are undertaking :))
Will start reading at the beginning another day - think I'll need a pot of tea and a plate of something to keep me company along the way.
Take care
Cathy

Lana said...

Hi,
I've also arrived via 'Down to Earth' and am absolutely fascinated by your ice cutting posts. I am looking forward to reading your whole story once my eldest starts school next week and I have a little more time to myself :)
Lana

AnnaMarie said...

I just found you from Women not Dabbling on Normal. I'm also in Power Down phase, doing laundry by hand, wood stove and am trying to figure out how to get rid of my hot water heater. The frig should get unplugged next summer.

I've been looking for an off grid blog that doesn't try to have it all. Now I'm off to read, read, read....

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Thank you for taking the time to answer questions.

I love the idea of starting out using the oil lamps. I have some but I don't have oil, will put it on the shopping list immediately.

Gives new meaning to the parable of the ten virgins... not having oil and all that. :)

regina said...

Great blog. I just found you today on Farming on Faith. Now I can't stop reading!
Regina

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