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Like Hogs at the Trough

Look what FedEx brought me! Now I won’t need to feed the little feeders 3X a day – I’ll let the feeder do it!
First of course I needed to assemble it. Worst instructions I’ve seen lately. Had to drill a few holes, but it’s up! Now if I can just get the pigs to use it!

Welcome Back

Long time since we published any posts. Typical of us we’ve made a big sudden change in our lives. We bought a farm.


It’s a long story, so I won’t try to tell it all today. Just seeing if I still remember how to use WordPress :-)

Our adventure continues.

Our “New” RV – a Travel Trailer is Right For Now

Our new RV travel trailer 1-25-15

Picked up our new-to-us travel trailer today. It’s a 2008 Starcraft Homestead 262 RKS.  We’ve wanted to get one for quite a while, probably since the day we sold the motorhome :) so we’re thrilled to once again be RV owners.

This RV, we believe, will be much better suited to our current lifestyle than was the 40 foot diesel.  For starters, it’s a whole lot less expensive in every way; less to buy, less to maintain, less to store. It’s also more practical for us. At 28 feet total length it will easily fit the campsites in county, state, and federal parks.   However, with a large slide out and very efficient floor plan it will sleep six and accommodate quite a few visitors.

Our plans for the new RV include one long trip to New Mexico so we can retrieve a trailer full of property we have stored there. We hope to make this trip early in the spring while the weather is still cool but without a chance to freeze along our route. Other than that we plan mostly short trips around Florida including private getaways and also family vacations. There are many parts of Florida that we have not explored, for example most of the East Coast. But this trailer is such a convenient size that we could even take it to the beach to use as a private bathhouse.

I plan to write more at a later time about how we found this trailer and our criteria for what would be an ideal RV for us. Briefly, our requirements reflected the towing limitations of our half ton pickup truck and our need for enough space inside so family members could accompany us.

Happy travels and will see you around the campfire.

Pickup Sold Quickly

It’s sold!  A nice young man from Cocoa Beach came over and hauled it away.  When he showed up pulling the trailer I knew he was a serious buyer ;)

Wish we could have kept it, but can’t park a 1-ton truck at home because of HOA rules.  Paying to store it wasn’t worth the expense, and having it 10 miles away wasn’t convenient as a second vehicle.  Hope to get a standard size pickup sometime in the next few months.