Updated: May 6, 2021
So here I am, back on the farm where I was born and raised. This land and my family have been here for decades and now, only memories remain. Time to make new memories, right?
Well, one things for sure, there is ALWAYS something to do on a farm. If you plan on being 'not busy', don't let on. People around here that work so hard all day don't like to see anyone else not working just as hard. :)
So many problems, so little time
“One thing at a time and don't forget to breathe”
It can be overwhelming to think about all that needs doing; roof replacement, porch repair, electrical upgrades, water line maintenance, the list goes on and on. That's not even counting the animals that need tending to. Right now we have cows and chickens. There was a time we had pigs, horses, cows, chickens, goats, turkeys, ostriches (yes, ostriches) and the temporary guests of an owl or hawk that needed temporary care before setting them free. On top of all that, there is the endless yard work. How does one manage all the things and still work a 40 hour week?
Hindsight is 20/20
It's important to not let yourself get overwhelmed with it all. That's why I started this blog site. Sometimes you may feel like you aren't making progress. This is a way to keep track of it all, then when you look back, you can see that you have in fact managed to accomplish some things. I enjoy taking on projects and restoring things to their former glory. That's what its all about, you have to find pleasure in what you are doing.
Home Sweet Home
“This is where peace is born.”
In spite of all the work that needs doing, I love it here. This is where I grew up and it is a beautiful place away from all the hustle and bustle of my small town. It looks like home and it smells like home. I can't think of a single place I would rather be.
This is where my dreams are born. In spite of all the duties of farm life, there isn't anything else I could think of that I would rather be doing. It is a good feeling when you lay down at night, to know that you've earned a good nights sleep. I respect this land and our inhabitants. They bring me peace and comfort.