i'm a horrifically inefficient packer. i've known this about myself for years. in fact, i can say, there hasn't been one trip i have ever been adequately packed for. and yet. i am a bossy packer. i don't want help. so i shun nick's offers (as meek as they may be). i feed myself beer and old cold pizza. and baking chocolate bits. and i pack.
my method is to use as many small boxes, bags and crates to create many many fragile, rigid, awkward, heavy trips. from home to truck. from truck to home. i'll never learn the u-haul method. the purchased cardboard and bubblepop. i suppose i justify the cheapness of my moving with the frequency of the moves. neither i nor the blessed earth could possibly afford to buy new boxes and wrap each damn time when i have versions of both that would do just ok.
the next few weeks we will be packing and unpacking. home and farm. i won't be around too much here while we settle. but i have lined up some fine ladies (of various sorts of farming interests) to blog in my stead. they have beautiful families, farms, and writings. so stop by and meet them over these next few weeks. and think dearlordgoodluck thoughts for me and my brood as we move north.
also, if you'd like to follow us on our move i'll be updating twitter more regularly. i believe i have 5 followers. one of them is nick. so careful. and be impressed. things are very important and busy and terse for me over there. @longestacres.
i cannot wait to be on our new farm. i cannot wait to introduce you all to the land there.
see you on the flip side.