Raising Life Brings New Life


chicks hatching from an egg inside an incubator

My readers know that my husband passed away in April this past year. When that happened; the little farm property that we bought together (two and a half years ago) did not seem to bring me the same joy that it did when he was here enjoying it with me. I had actually meant to put it on the market, and was encouraged to do so by many. But…

I was fortunate to go on a trip to Chicago with a friend. One of the things that we did was go through the Museum  of Science and Industry. Of course my favorite part was the section on how food is raised, My friend (who had been there before) was so excited to show me the giant incubator. As we watched chicks hatch from eggs, I was struck once again by the magic of life. My friend who grew up in the city was amazed at the site of the chicks pipping out. I was thinking about chickens, eggs, gardens, fruit trees. The sustainability of planting a seed, and watching it grow into grass; that would feed the animals. They in turn would feed us. The rest of the trip I was thinking about my property, and what I had originally intended to do with it.

Several days went by, and each day I found myself day dreaming about reviving the gardens, replanting the pasture, obtaining more chickens, and then getting the sheep and pig bred.

So here I am in the new year; refreshing what I had originally started with Steve. Talking to my  friends again about farm community. Where will it all lead?

I do not know. What I do know is this. God told me that He was going to do something new with me; and He is. Praise you Lord.


About sharinglifesabundance

I am a backyard food producer. I grow 800 square feet of organic vegetables in the desert year round.
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7 Responses to Raising Life Brings New Life

  1. CastIronDan says:

    Yay for reviving the farm! I look forward to seeing what plans are in store for you…

  2. Cissy Foster says:

    You did the right thing…never sell your home right after the death of a loved one….yes, there are memories….yes, there is heartache, but there is also the joy and laughter of that special person throughout those 4 walls…..I’m so glad you were able to walk away for a short time, refresh yourself and truly know what you really wanted before you made that final decision. Blessings and happiness on going forward with your Husband and your dreams!!!

  3. Liz says:

    Oh that picture is just so sweet!

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