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It’s About Time

There are all kinds of songs and sayings about time. If I could save time in a bottle. We had the time of our lives. So much to do, so little time. What we value most is what we spend most of our time doing and thinking about. Well, it’s about time…that we write this…

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The Ballard Homestead

It has been 6 months since we officially transitioned from Nomads and Full-time RVers to North Carolina Homesteaders, and life on the Ballard Homestead continues to thrill and amaze us. So, “What is a Homesteader?” you may ask. You will find multiple definitions on-line but our definition of choice is: “a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. It…

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Merry Christmas 2020, Happy New Year 2021 & Welcome to the Newest Ballard

EXCITING times! There have been many celebrations since our last blog post. We enjoyed Thanksgiving with the Wachter’s then there was a little holiday gathering at our house with our North Carolina Family. Our septic system is upgraded and we can flush with confidence! Babe and Old Glory have their North Carolina License plates and…

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Dog Bites, Millipedes and Parking Down By the River

Our departure from Moonshine Creek was bittersweet. Several friends stopped by to wish us well and pray with us. Some even gave us parting gifts and remembrances. There are so many lovely people we will miss and we hope to see them again. We had hoped our first travel day would go smoothly but little…

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If These Mountains Could Talk…

We will always return to the mountains of Western North Carolina as one of our favorite places. In these mountains we feel God’s peace and presence. We witness His artistry in every new season and are drawn back again and again. If these mountains could talk, I feel like they would tell stories of love…