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This site was originally to belong to my husband Micheal. It was to be a journal for him to share his love of the outdoors, music, food and recipes. Micheal being an avid hunter and fisherman roams the Missouri woods, lakes and rivers came up with the name “Under the Brush” and it was, is, the perfect blog name for him but I believe it might be just as well suited for me, well “us”. It has sat here in limbo for well over a year now so I have decided to make mine as well as his. We share just about everything else so we might as well share a blog.

We recently moved from our 21 sq. ft. home of 23 years sitting on 18 acres just outside of Lebanon and are now slowly but surely preparing to build on 4 acres of brush and rock near Bennett Springs State Park¬† in Missouri. What better time to begin a new chapter in our lives by creating a journal. We are starting all over again, from square one. We may have a much smaller home but our goal is to build our last and final home by ourselves as cost effective as possible.¬† I don’t really care how long it takes, I just want to get started. I want to live in a place I can call home again and thankful to have the opportunity.

The Niangua River access just down the road

Unfortunately we are one of the many who have had to close our small business, lost income and left our home. It is a sad truth that the number of U.S. homes receiving a foreclosure filing will climb about 20 percent in 2011, reaching a peak for the housing crisis, as unemployment remains high and banks resume seizures after a slowdown. The Bloomberg News reports that foreclosure filings in the U.S. may jump up to 20% from a record high in 2010 as crisis peaks.


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