Hello! Welcome to Casey Beal Designs Blog. I have never written a blog before so a heads up to blog enthusiasts everywhere:) I will have typos and cover a variety of topics, but I hope to be entertaining, informative, and inspiring as you explore the world of a young(er) as of yet, undiscovered artist, explorer, and hobbyist Homesteader:). My husband and I share a property of about 11 acres in the Lower Adirondacks. We are currently in the process of building a house, so many extra projects i.e. gardens, greenhouse, proper chicken coop, goat pen, fenced in dog area, interior designing, a sweet studio, woodshop, etc. have been on hold...but, the wait is almost over! Three long (and wonderful:P) years living full time in a camper, collecting water from the creek for bathing and running 150 ft across our yard to the outhouse will soon be in the past. It is not that we would not like to one day live off the grid, but some of these adventures were unexpected and not of our choosing. With the optimistic outlook that projects would be done sooner than time would show we often put off minor repairs thinking, "It is only a little bit longer" "We could fix this, or put it towards the house"...sound familiar? The camper has handed us a few slaps to the face, but it has also provided us the ability to buy a beautiful piece of land and slowly build our dream home without going further into debt. And man is this next move going to be epic!!! There are boxes I have not opened in years, Christmas decorations, wedding gifts, furniture lovingly donated by friends and family, kitchen gadgets:)
We now have a few chickens, a couple goats, a daughter, and a realistic life long dream to grow old together and forever build on our relationship and property.