Paid In Full!

Well today is the day!  After working our butts off and some well timed good luck, I’m on my way to pay off the loan on Primrose Station!!!  I’m sure my lovely wife wouldn’t have believed me a year ago if I told her we’d be done that soon, but then again, I wouldn’t haveContinue reading “Paid In Full!”

Sacrifice…

Anyone that knows us knows that we have given up a lot of creature comforts over the last year to attain our goals. At the end of last year I was still stationed in California and Erin had already found a job up here and moved back to get us established, and during that timeContinue reading “Sacrifice…”

New Year’s Resolutions

1. Grow our family of animals to be 20 chickens and 50 rabbits without purchasing any new chicks or kits at the store. (Kit is short for kitten, the term for a baby rabbit–cute attack!) 2. Host our 1st annual 4th of July celebration. Complete with a BBQ, bunting, and fireworks. 3. Build new homesContinue reading “New Year’s Resolutions”

Babe! Merry Christmas! I Got You Running Water.

You know that moment when you’re really excited about a great idea? Finally wearing those sexy shoes out, taking your child on a large roller coaster for the first time, the family vacation to Disneyland, or moving in with your life-long best friend…then, your feet start to hurt, your child begins bawling, the stress ofContinue reading “Babe! Merry Christmas! I Got You Running Water.”

Electric trains come to MT. In 1915! Check out the video!

The building we’re working on turning into our business and home is an electric train substation built around 1915.  We’ve already learned so much about the MILW and our building, but I’ll wait until our historian finishes our National Historic Register application and post it here to make sure all the facts are 100% correct.Continue reading “Electric trains come to MT. In 1915! Check out the video!”

On Chickens…

Chickens. Chickens are a great example of something that seems really difficult to do until you actually do it (it did for us anyway).  Every time I’m skeptical about trying something new, I just remember the anxiety I felt when we first got into “chicken ranching”. Believe me when I say that we lost someContinue reading “On Chickens…”

The Leap of Faith Between a Dream and Reality

I will never forget the exact moment that Al told me about Primrose Station. He took me out to eat at one of our new favorite restaurants, the Lalla Grill, in Monterey, CA. He sat me down, showed me photos online, and started talking to me in a gentle but urgent way about his desire toContinue reading “The Leap of Faith Between a Dream and Reality”

Eek! We’re Starting a Business

I’m Erin, the wife. I think that I can say that I am like many other women in this modern era.  In my twenties, I was moderately ambitious with my career and thought little of tending to a home. I was proud to have more than one kind of cheese to offer at a partyContinue reading “Eek! We’re Starting a Business”

What’s our goal?

This blog is all about Primrose Station, an ongoing project my supportive wife and I embarked upon just a little over a year ago. We know where we’re going, and this blog is going to serve as a reminder of where we’ve been, and hopefully will inspire and motivate others to dream big! I’m Alton,Continue reading “What’s our goal?”