Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Our little piece of Canaan

"And I will give to you and to your descendants after you, the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God." Genesis 17:8
Here's a sneak peek of our land in KS. Eighty acres of wonderfully rolling ground: 40 acres of tillable land (currently planted in wheat), 30 acres of pasture, 3 acre pond, a house, and a quonset shed. The pond is larger than our entire piece of property in WA!! If you notice, it's been dammed at the north end to capture water from the running creek. Eric thinks it stocked, but we're not certain. We are really looking forward to working this place. Get some chickens running around. Add small animals such as goats, sheep, pigs. Throw in a few ducks & geese. Let's not forget about the fish!! With the water running through, we truly feel this land is our little piece of Canaan.

Currently, there's no basement under the house - seems a bit odd in tornado country. However, we're not too concerned as we have plans to demo the house and rebuild. We are thankful, though, to have residency on-site until our new house is complete.

Our dream is to inspire our family to accept God's magnificent grace & mercy through life on the land with hopes that they would pass that awareness onto their families.

Move date is scheduled for the last full week in April, but who knows when our stuff will actually get there. We've rented a PODS unit and having it transported from WA to KS. We'll keep you posted!


Marci said...

Wow, that is a nice piece of property. I am sure you will be able to do a lot there. May the Lord put His hand of blessing on you as you move.

photowannabe said...

What a magnificent piece of property Paula. I'll bet you can't wait to get your fingers into that soil. I like the idea of already having a place to live while you work on your new home.
The Lord will bless your efforts. It sounds like the perfect move for you .

Heather said...

Welcome back. I have been waiting, patiently (of course:) for you to blog again. I am glad you had a safe journey to your new homestead. I am looking forward to many pics and updates!!

Love and Blessings...

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