As we travel the road to retirement, we have certain goals we’d like to reach.  I guess that makes us just like most Americans.  However, our road is sometimes blocked by our taking too many stairs at the same time. 

    Right now we have to get the fence up as soon as we can in the back pasture so we can bring our new “family members” home.  The Friday after Thanksgiving, while so many were trampling other shoppers in your quest for that perfect Christmas gift, we drove 2 hours to get Angie, Gretchen, Brown Sugar, Martina and Hamburger Jack.   They are staying with a friend while we prepare for them. 

    So where are the pictures of these newest Smiling J’s?  . . . Okay I was not fast enough to grab the camera on the way out the door.  And DH must not have thought about it or he would have reminded me.  the weather was perfect for pictures.  So I’m sorry my friends, I’ll get them another day. 

    Anyway, this blog is not about cattle, it’s about the things we do to sabotage our way to the American Dream.  Or at least it started out that way.  And yes I do tell stories like this. . . I always get side tracked.  Maybe that is why my house is not as clean as I’d like it. . . Oh, look the dogs are wrestling. . . ha, ha, just kiding.

     So we still have the old house to clean out completely and get ready to put onthe market.  Why do we not do things in order?  It’s not like we can’t. . . And it’s not like we’re not carrying a mortagage on the place that we could use elsewhere!  Hey, I just cook and clean and work for Unlce Sam. . . okay?  DH does the directing of priorities around here. . .  And I say “three bags full”. . .     Well, at least we sold the boat and will be bringing the RV back home this month.  Those alone will save us plenty.  Okay back to the American Dream. 

     Okay, I’m taking a long time to tell you that the biggest thing we’d like to do on the farm is put another house up.  I would say build, but it may not be your typical “build”.  We’ve found what we think is a great house for a farm.  It’s at     If it doesn’t go right to the Linville, click on Our homes, go to the Cottage Style and look up the Linville.  We really like the looks of it especially the flagstone accent on the porch supports. 

    Wouldn’t it look great with a matching sign support at the head of the driveway with our sign on it?  Yep, there is is, our next dream. . . Now we just have to back up a few steps and clean out that old house, get it repaired and put it on the market! 

    See you next time!