I miss the trash truck!

I never thought I would say that I missed the trash trucks. The taking of the cans to the street and the noise of the trash trucks in the morning always seemed like a nuisance to me. That nuisance now seems like a dream I wish I had again.

Instead, we get the pleasure of loading up our cars with trash!

Saturday is usually our “going to the dump” day. This weeks trip was especially stinky. I almost didn’t think I would be able to keep my insides in while we drove to the dump, all windows down, so glad it wasn’t raining. What the heck are we gonna do when it is snowing?

This was possibly one of the biggest culture shocks for me. Taking my trash to the dump. Let me tell you, it definitely changes the way you think about trash.  My biggest thought currently is what to do with the lobster soup in the fridge that I decided I just didn’t quite like.  I think it may have to stay in the fridge until the very last minute. Then we dump it into some strong trash bags and double bag it before we take it. Always a fear with liquid. I couldn’t imagine how horrible that would be if lobster soup spilled in the car!

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

I honestly have no idea what I am doing here. Who would have thought I would be sitting in front of my computer typing a blog. I usually just share photos on Facebook and Instagram, I don’t even know how to use twitter!!! But blogging it is.

We recently embarked on the journey of our lives. I am a 44 year old mother of 4 and I have always been a city girl. Born and bred right outside of Los Angeles, Ca. How much more city can you ask for. I always had that nudge and tug on my heart to be in the county. And here we are, uprooted and moved to Maine. How much further from CA could we get?

Thank you for joining me on this journey. I will try my best to keep you entertained, once I figure this whole thing out. I think I just need to go day by day and a little back step once in awhile to let you know how it all started.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton


Gardening makes me wanna go shopping

So I had this wacky idea to start a garden. We have this small section in the home we bought already set up for gardening. I am not sure how much gardening they did since it is the only section on our property that is growing crabgrass.  Do you know how hard crabgrass is to get rid of?

Jaxx has the easy job. He gets to soak the ground so that we can get rid of the crabgrass. He definitely looks miserable, but he is actually having fun.

Jaxx watering the crabgrass

Lincoln on the other hand. He likes to wait until he is truly needed, definitely not volunteering to help kinda kid. He is busy sitting int he barn and making himself a bow from a tree branch he got.

Lincoln sitting on the barn floor working on his bow

So did I mention, I hate dirt under my fingernails? Like really hate the feeling. I think it would be so much easier to pull this crabgrass if I wasn’t wearing gloves. But since I hate dirt under my nails, we do it the hard way!

This feels like so much work to get some veggies growing. Am I out of my m ind? The grocery store is ONLY 25 minutes away.  But, we said we were going to do this as a family and have fun with it. SO fun we are having. Actually, it is pretty cool to be planting our own garden.  Jaxx has his big life question. Why are we planting if they are only going to die in the winter? Must be nice to be a 6 year old.

We took a break due to the heat. I will make sure to post our progress. Plants should definitely be in the ground tomorrow.