This weekend, Wade and I have started some baby steps on a lot of land we plan to build our home on.  Plan, being the operative word.  We are also keeping our ears open to God's voice to make sure we are heading in the right direction. Luckily for us, the land is on his dad's property, which I LOVE and has so much privacy!  Its gorgeous out there.
So today, we went over and pulled up a fence, which I learned used to house cows and has aparently been there since the beginning of time. It was really crazy to see how full on trees had grown right around and encased this fence in its tree trunk.

It was a lot of work, but also a lot of fun! I never do stuff like this, (except in Mexico) and I have a feeling I'm going to have to learn to "work the land" in the coming years if we do, indeed, build our home here!

It was a beautiful spring day, so I took some pictures of things I saw that made me go, aww!

Look closely to the left of the bird, you can see her white and black speckled eggs!  This bird is so funny, because if you come close enough to the nest, she will go out away from the eggs and flap around like she broke her wing, that way the predator will target her instead of her babies.  Talk about sacrifice. Reminds me of Jesus, giving His life up to save mine. 
"Hey, payment for sin.. yeah you, death!  Come over here and get Me!  Leave those babies alone!"  Geeze I love Him :)
(We had a storm the other night, and that bird sat right on top of her eggs through the whole thing!  From what I hear, she was soaking wet the next day, but she stood firm!)

These trees are so gorgeous right?  My awesome sister-in-law Audrey and her hubs Q used to live here, so its kinda sad to see all of the open space where their trailer used to be! I know Audrey loves these trees too.  (They moved to Oregon, btw).