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After being spoiled with a beautiful warm sunny winter we are finally getting a blast of winter in February! Snow, rain and MUD, just like Missouri. I guess that’s why they say if you don’t like the weather here just wait a minute, it’ll change. Our Grandsons finally get some snow to play in so we have to love it. Our home building plans are put on hold until the weather warms up a bit. It has given me time to think about our future new house and the garden I can hardly wait to plant this spring! I have some great ideas for planters I found on our property, I will get them ready and take pictures of them soon. I am really excited about getting them started.

Micheal has hit the drawing board, again, this time changing the roof line of our house, thankfully for the better. I don’t always like his ideas but this time he has a winner. I have to say he has improved the roof of our house to my liking. I want it to look like a barn, yes a barn. When he was finished I was very impressed with what he has come up with. With my floor plan and his building plans, by George I think we have it! We are going to live in a barn and yes, I want the door to be wide open.

Heart Rock Wendy Fransisco

Photo Credit Wendy Francisco

Our financial situation just seems to keep getting worse, “things” just keep on happening for the worse, we keep saying,”What else can happen to us?”  Micheal is about to lose his job now, the company is downsizing and moving out of Springfield where he works, after 26 years.  We still have each other and that is all we need but a job is nice to have too.  I sure hope my garden idea works, I may be selling vegetables, so keep your fingers crossed on that one for me would ya!

Winter has finally happened!


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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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