We are leaving our little high-altitude home and moving to Oregon! My husband has recently received basically the ideal (for us) job offer, so we're packing up (with boxes from the grocery store, above) and heading across the country. This means:
- I can no longer complain to you about my high-altitude gardening, and I will just have to suck it up and learn to bake - I won't be able to complain about high-altitude baking either, when I'm less than an hour from the coast!
- Canning will henceforth take less than half as long as I am used to. Hooray!
- We will have a peach tree, an apple tree, and a plum tree, all in our own yard! Also, the entire property is surrounded by millions of blackberry bushes (according to my husband).
- Our dog may have to get shaved every summer.
- We are going to have to seriously ramp up our chicken security... apparently, our property is just teeming with bobcats. I have a feeling bobcats may be smarter than the average coyote. We will, however, have some time to figure out our chicken security system. Lola and the baby chicks are being sold in 2 hours, and we'll have to start from scratch when we get to Oregon. 6 chickens in the back of my minivan for a 23 hour drive, sharing space with a 160 lb St. Bernard and 2 toddlers? No thank you.
So, that's why I haven't been blogging much lately...my goal has been to pack 5 boxes a day, and the doesn't leave a lot of time for doing blog-worthy things.
I do have a question for anyone willing to tackle it: Has anyone successfully moved yogurt and kefir long distances and had it turn out okay? I'm thinking if I just keep it in the cooler for the drive out, it should be fine, right? Any suggestions? Will my kefir grains die if I keep them in an airtight container in the cooler, or is that fine?
Anyone have any great moving tips for me? Especially moving-with-toddlers tips?