A Treasure Beyond The Pines

Around 3:30pm each afternoon, I take my dog King for a walk.  Most days we go for a jaunt down to the end of the dirt road and back.   Sometimes, I take the 4 wheeler out and let King run in front of me for a quick jog…


…but yesterday, I put on my mud boots and took King exploring on our acreage instead.

Each time I go exploring on our land, I seem to find treasures.  Whether it be a rambling brook, a rabbit hole, or a beaver-chewed stump as gorgeous as a piece of expensive art, they are treasures none the less.  Yesterday was no exception, because King and I found a surprise hidden behind the pines.


Just beyond the first row of pine trees, between the fire pit and the composter, I found an old abandoned building of sorts.  It is about 3.5ft X 5ft, has a cinder block foundation and wood siding and is falling into the earth.  The building is no longer standing, it seems as though someone tore it down and buried its hole…but to me, the value of this find is immeasurable.  In this dilapidated building/hole in the ground, I see the future home of our homestead root cellar and I could not be more excited.

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This first year on the homestead has been a dream come true, and it’s only just begun.

 Posted on: Thursday, March 17, 2016