Before Philip and I met, he’d often spend Thanksgiving hunting. I let him know early on that I wanted to be with my family for Thanksgiving. He’s been faithful to make that happen for me.
This year was no different, we planned to host Thanksgiving for 15 guests. We served them a homegrown turkey that we raised at the Florida house. After we enjoyed dinner with our families, we cleaned up, packed the cooler, hitched up the trailer and headed to Kentucky for a Thanksgiving getaway.
A Much Need Getaway
I’d been on “baby watch” the last month or so, awaiting the birth of our granddaughter, so Philip had been to Kowalski Mountain solo the last few trips to hunt. We were looking forward to a quiet weekend together on the homestead. Check out the baby quilt I made for our granddaughter, piecing part of it right here at Kowalski Mountain.
Time to Relax in the Woods
On our Thanksgiving getaway we spent time hunting, both seeing deer, but neither were able to get a shot. Still the sites and sounds of Kowalski Mountain make the trip so worthwhile.
An Important Task to Complete
This trip we had an important task to accomplish. We set out to choose the building site of our future home. We discussed several possibilites and angles of the house, however, the views of both the front and the back of the property won out and a spot was chosen.
Little Project In Preparation of Our Upcoming Wedding
We have a little project that we are working on, we dug the holes for the posts together and Philip sent me to the woods to retrieve the cedar logs he’d cut previously in the year to construct our project.
Lots of Loose Ends to Wrap Up
Now that the site is chosen the next year will be preparing the work areas, finishing loose ends on previously started projects, and gathering the needed supplies and plans needed to build our future home. The task seems overwhelming, but the future is bright.
About the Author: Barbra-Sue Kowalski grew up on a small hobby farm. She was always drawn to farm life, however, she was stuck in an urban life far from her roots. Barbra-Sue was a single mom for 13 years, raising her 3 children on her own. She met Philip in 2018 and they married in 2021. Between the two of them, they have 5 grown children and 4 grandchildren. These empty nesters are following their dreams! As they both turn 50, they are building their off-grid homestead to live the life that they dream about. Learn more about Philip and Barbra-Sue here. Contact them here. To leave a comment on this post, please scroll down.