Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you lived completely different? I always imagined living on a desserted beach just like Gilligan’s Island. Yet, here I am listening to the rooster crow. I hope sharing the lesson that we need to "Get Back to Nature" will give others hope and inspiration.
Like so many of us, I've struggled with health issues. I was diagnosed with trigeminal neuroglia & Grave's disease, followed by more diagnoses as the neuropathy spread throughout my body. I wasn't able to be the mom I so desperately wanted to be. In constant pain I looked to doctors, specialists, and even some really Kooky treatments. I even tried seeds on my ears. Literally, they were attached with tape! There wasn’t a magic pill or seed that healed me. Simply put Nature healed me. It came very shortly after we moved to our farm. I learned changing the way we view our environment and lifestyle is vital to wellbeing. It's a combination of many things including; the mind-body connection, the organic eggs & vegetables we gather and the healing waters of our ancient aquifer.
I never could have imagined this life of raising dwarf therapy goats, & hosting wellness retreats on the Farm Yoga. The lesson for all of us is to keep an open heart to God's plan and give thanks for it.
Our daughter's lives have changed too. They love the farm and have started their own business raising chicks & selling farm eggs. Often you can find our youngest milking her goats to make butter. The girls help at our kid's gardening classes & bringing our dwarf goats to share with children at schools. Our girls started a Mindfulness Club at their high school to help teach other kids the importance of stress management and having a Positive State of Mind.
I've never seen my husband happier using his incredible talent building & designing raised gardens to designer chicken coops! His talent is truly endless, if you meet him you'll find him to be one of the most humble and sincere people. He's the kind of guy that if you're stranded on an island he'll have shelter and a gourmet meal ready by sundown. A friend many years ago started calling him the Renaissance Man.(He's also the type of guy that if he sees this story he'll delete this part. Humble to the core.)
I think you'll agree that we need to take more time to be thankful, reconnect and smile more. Our family has been given this gift not just for ourselves but to share it with you. It's my hope that our story and farm can help you embrace a little of the farm life & it's healing abilities. We invite you to join us on our farm and leave feeling healthier, happier and connected with nature. Thank you for reading our story & following our journey. We hope we'll see you at the farm and in the gardens.
May Nature Inspire You Too! xoxo Shelley
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