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Sunday, June 23, 2013

My First Homesteading Video

Good grief, that took me, like, ALL DAY to do. Windows has changed the Movie Maker program since I last used it so I have a bit of a learning curve to overcome. My cheapy little hp laptop was pretty darn slow too. I had to reboot it a few times to get it to speed up.  It's only a year old for crying out loud. Of course, the Droid Incredible I bought eight months ago is already two versions old so...

Anyway, just like homesteading, you have to start somewhere. So here's my first video that lasts less than three minutes and took me nine hours to make :-(  Hope it is entertaining to some degree. Feel free to tell me how bad it is...at least I'll know somebody watched it.


Back Home Report


Wifey text me earlier today to let me know that one of the songs they sang in church today was: "I'll go wherever you want me to go". Hmm, another sign?

A friend of mine (from my old job) and his wife went by and visited with Wifey and the girls last  night. She was happy to have some "adult" conversation. They also brought a 20lb turkey over to share. When Wifey told Bella-boo that a friend was bringing over a 20lb turkey, she said "Why, we can't even keep a chicken?" I think I forgot to post that our new German Shephard ate our last three chickens a few weeks ago. Anyway, her comment was funny.

New Rules on the Farm


None. I didn't leave the farm house all day cause I was making this darn video.

20 comments:

Mamma Bear said...

Loved it!

Did you lose those gates?....bahahahahahha

Mamma Bear said...

should have been "close" those gates....

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

Thanks! I didn't close the inner gate. I closed the outer thinking "no cows will get to the road." By leaving the inner gate open, I almost let 35 head of cattle poop in the yard. Won't do THAT again.

Rob said...

Good job way better then I could have done. SO yes I watched it. AZ to OK in 17 you sir are an animal.(NUTS). From one Dad to another, they will get along for a while, time will fly.

Dizzy-Dick said...

Great video. You should get an Emmy or Oscar or one of those movie awards. No kidding, you did a great job and I bet your wife and daughters will love it, too.

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

DD - you're too kind... or going blind. It's one or the other. Thanks.

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

Rob - I seem to have a knack for driving long distances. Perhaps I should have been a trucker? Thanks for checking in.

Anonymous said...

Excellent job.... You are doing what I am heading out to do in 11 days: Leaving Nashville to Northern Idaho... Downsizing life and learning to be happy again.... Keep posting your progress, I look forward to reading / watching them everyday....

Anonymous said...

You are living the dream! And I am living it vicariously through you. You will never regret making this change in your lives. Have fun...time goes by fast.

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

Anon735 That's a MUCH longer drive than I made. If you have time, share your story with us. I'm still having a hard time sleeping, this adventure is so amazing!

Anon1007 Yes, it does go by fast. That is part of what spurred me into gear. Thanks for checking in.

Sam said...

Not bad at all.

Rose said...

Nice video. Was that a rosary you were holding?

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

Sam - thanks.

Rose - thanks. Those were my earbuds, lol.

Anonymous said...

Roof looks new. Paint seems fresh. Power is on. Got a job. World by the tail!

Anonymous said...

Good luck sir, from the Fort in ARK.
-fenris-

Anonymous said...

nicely done. The cure for anything that ails you is: Love of God, a great family that loves you, and hard, honest work.
Seems like you're all set.
I'll be watching your progress and offering prayers for your success.

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

Thanks Fenris!

@Anon 8:51 thumbs up!

Anonymous said...

Great effort. You'll just get faster and faster with creating those videos.

Quinten said...

That was a very good video. Welcome to NW Oklahoma there Jeep Dad! You moved to a great area, I have friends and relations around there and they are all very good people.

Anonymous said...

Great video - I felt like I was there with you. Welcome to the rural Midwest! 4 seasons, no traffic and you can talk about God without getting funny looks. If you are anywhere near Kansas City any time soon let us know & I'll buy you lunch.

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