I know that most of my readers have heard me say the I need a farm.
I have been teaching organic year round gardening in the desert for about 30 years. During that time I have kept goats, chickens, rabbits, tilapia, meal worms, and red wiggler bins. All in the comfort of a less than 7,000 sq ft lot. But because my motto is “keep it clean, keep it quite” we did very well.
I have also made lots of friends by helping them out when they needed help. I look for opportunities to share from my abundance, educate others, encourage and barter.
Well, guess what. I am now camping out in my new farm home. The furniture and appliances are not here yet. But there is a bed, a computer and a stove. I supplied the ice chests.
But now that I am here, I am feeling just a bit overwhelmed. I am still stuck in this chair studying. But I am building goat pens and keeping baby chicks in the bathroom until they are old enough to go outside. I have adopted a slightly neurotic (yet extremely lovable) rescue dog in the hopes that he will grow up to a livestock guardian. He will, but for now he is a giant lap dog who is afraid of the goats.
We had a grandson born to us and another on the way. I will be a nurse by Christmas (please pray for me). So blessed and so busy, I forget what day it is most of the time.
But I have my farm, and though it is a steep learning curve to work so much land; I have friends coming out of the woodwork that want to return old favors, or just help the new kid on the block.
All I can say right now is Thank you God!”