So we’re new around here. New to blogging and new to farming. So far we have established we have no idea what we are doing and we want to document the good, the bad, and the ugly and share it with the world.
How did we even get here?! I would have never imagined life to be this way…
Complete with a home built over 100 years ago, land that requires TLC, pigs, rabbits, and ESPECIALLY chickens. I come from a tiny town, a tiny home, and a tiny family. My only familiarity with nature was an occasional stroll through the woods when the mosquitoes were not completely overwhelming. My husband on the other hand comes from a large family, a large home, and his childhood was spent doing all things outdoors. His family actually raises various animals on a small scale as well. When I visited his family I was introduced to free-ranged chickens. Birds frighten me… I can’t be the only one petrified of over-sized birds that literally chase you. I am thankful that my husband looked past my fears and lack of desire to surround myself with what I would have called “smelly animals that are too much work” and decided he still wanted to ask me to be his wife.
Even starting our lives together we had no idea what we wanted our life together to look like. Oddly enough, some things just naturally unfold and you end up right where you are supposed to be.
The thought of hard work has never scared us. I currently work 40 hours a week and Lucas works 38, and 50 hours alternating weeks. Additionally, farming and home renovations can be time consuming and undoubtedly requires a lot of self sacrifice.
So why do we do what we do?
We are passionate about contributing to something greater than ourselves. We are consumed with joy when we get to spend time together outdoors. We enjoy having a place to gather and create memories. We have hopes and dreams of starting our own business. We gain a sweet appreciation for the beauty shaped by the hand of The Father. The reasons truly are endless. Most of all we want to share our dedication to working hard with others to inspire and encourage you to get off your couch and do something you love.
“I imagine a world where people wake up every day inspired to go to work and return home at the end of the day feeling fulfilled by the work they do, feeling that they have contributed to something greater than themselves.”
We are staying busy, and most days you will find us outdoors– but for now we will head back inside to work on our upstairs renovation. After all, we only have one week before we need another bedroom available for family.