I couldn’t take it anymore! I had to do something. Anything. So I built a fence.
I moved to Washington in May of this year and I had this crazy idea that I would be sleeping in my new farmhouse by Christmas. Ha! What I didn’t know is that nothing is done quickly on the Olympic Peninsula. As I looked out the window of my 5th wheel and dreamed of what Lavender Mills Farm will one day look like, I felt discouraged. Nothing had happened yet.
Well, something had happened: Apparently, I am the only one in Sequim that works quickly! Within weeks of moving to Sequim, I had my new Washington state driver’s license, registered my car, applied for and received my new address, had temporary power installed and run to the 5th wheel, had the water lines run from the well to the 5th wheel, had internet and Dish tv installed. Not long after that, I had the plans for my house and barn approved by the County and even had the excavators out to prepare the site for the house. I completed all of this on my own and waited for the home builder to begin. And waited. And waited.
Back to daydreaming while looking out the window; I had that ah-ha moment. It occurred to me that I don’t have to wait for the house, I can start on the farm right now. Yes! I am a woman of action and I am not waiting any longer. What will be the first and easiest task? A beautiful white fence. After receiving a few estimates I had the fence installed within a couple of weeks.
What I didn’t expect was the psychological boost of a white fence. I feel like I actually live SOMEPLACE. That I’m not just squatting in a humongous open field. This fence marks a location. I have a driveway and pillars that welcome all to my place. I have outlined my farm and now I can start to color it in.
So today I planted 200 yellow daffodil bulbs and that is another story…