I am not a food blogger, and you will probably recognize that as you read through my attempt to make this sound like I know what I’m doing, but I’ll give it a try! I do however really love to cook. I’m not professional and I most definitely am not a great baker, but I can hold my own and I have had a lot of practice over the past three and a half years since becoming a stay at home mum.
I should probably explain to you who Scarlett is, or why we call the Property the Property, and not the Homestead, when really it is in fact a Homestead. Scarlett Homestead officially, but we still call it the Property. Sorry. What?
When we were in the initial stages of looking at, and then buying this land, we just started calling it “The Property” here at home. Then over time we got invested once we actually owned it and started making plans for what we would use the property for and how it would help make our goals a reality one day. The whole picture really made it sound lovely and homey.
I love to share yummy recipes when I come across a good one. I really appreciate all the recipes friends and family share and repost on Facebook from cooking sites. I have found some of my all time best recipes that way!
You’re invested in this now aren’t you? You are just waiting for the incredibly exciting story behind our septic design, right? Hold on to your seat. This will be the most boring blog post ever written.
Have you ever heard the term “Land Locked” before? Oh you have? Fantastic! We had not. During our year of trying to purchase this acreage, we found ourselves in a real jam when our Realtor discovered that the land was not a legal piece of land that could be sold, as it was land locked.
Did I ever mention it took us an entire year to actually own this land? I may repeat that now and then because it’s a scary reality, and yes, it did take that long. It took weeks to just walk through the land and clear through to be able to see what we were looking at in the beginning. Then you have your bank and lender issues to walk through. Did you know (this is only true for the time we purchased at – I’m sure things change depending on the market) that most banks will not finance a construction loan for any parcel of land over 10 acres? Oh you did? That’s nice for you. We didn’t.
“Hey Rob, check out this 40 acre piece of land for sale in the Grandview neighborhood” I said. “It’s really affordable” I said. “I think it’s what we are looking for” I said.
It’s true, I really did say and think all of those things. I also thought “I wonder what’s the matter with it?”.
I would like to say, “So, long story short….” but I’m afraid the story isn’t so short. We are a small little family of three, living in Arlington, WA, and our lives took an adventurous turn when we decided to buy an undeveloped property, build our home, and make this place our own, one of a kind homestead.