Decision time

It’s taken a great deal of thought, but hubbs and I have come to a conclusion. Our life in Chisinau (the capital city of Moldova, where we live) is wonderful and we have wonderful friends, but we found a little village that we’ve decided to call home.

We’ll be raising livestock and the kids are really excited about it. Their own pigs and ducklings, riding a horse everywhere we go. It’ll be fun for them. We’ve visited the village and the school there and the people are just wonderful. Warm, welcoming, and very happy to have our bunch joining them. The house we’ll move into has a soba – a wood burning oven built into the structure of the house for heat. It’ll keep us toasty in the winter. And, there’s plenty of space for the kids to run and play outside. They’ll get a great education and they’ll learn how to churn their own butter, take care of goats, and harvest fruits and veggies. We’re hoping to get a few sheep – I’ve always wanted to shear and spin my own wool yarn. The whole move is exciting. We’ll be moving after the school year ends here, and we’re all very excited about it. Here’s a couple more pictures – isn’t it beautiful?

The countryside, where the kids can play and the sheep and cows graze.

This is the beautiful church we’ll be working with – the building is made entirely out of wood.  And here’s a picture of our soon-to-be next door neighbor. She is a veritable wealth of information.

APRIL FOOLS!!!!!!!!!

Did I give you a heart attack? No worries, we’re not going anywhere. We’re quite happy in Chisinau and we don’t plan on leaving. A bit of trivia for you? the pictures in this post are actually from a Romanian village, Glod. It’s where they filmed the footage of Borat’s hometown (that you were supposed to believe was in Kazakhstan). The villagers are really upset that the filmakers made them look like idiots and paid them pennies. Borat took advantage of them and they’re not too happy about it.

It does have a beautiful wooden Orthodox monastery (pictured above) and it’s in a gorgeous part of Romania – in the foothills of the Carpathian mountains. But no, we’re not going there.


3 thoughts on “Decision time

  1. Kathy – I love your blog. Stephen Mubita passed it on to me today and I’ve read a couple of posts so far. I just wanted to let you know it’s entertaining. I guess because I’ve been to Moldova. Nice photos above and great joke! But, since you’re already there, it wasn’t too far fetched. Anyway, just wanted to say hi. Do you remember meeting me?


  2. Duuuude. Don’t make me come all the way over there and smack you…

    You totally got me. I was kind of excited abou the horse though…


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