Friends and family were surprised by our life change just two years ago. Even today they giggle when I send them a picture of us gathering eggs. We were happy living in a planned community. Our girls had all the things we dreamed to give them. So, the quizzical look and question we were asked was, "Why would you move!?" We loved our home and friends very much but we felt we were missing the lessons and life experiences that really mattered to us.
We made the leap (although not an easy one, but that's a whole other story!) and we've never felt happier or healthier. Six years ago I was diagnosed with trigeminal neuroglia, followed by more diagnoses as the neuropathy spread throughout my body. I managed the pain with prescription medications and the love and support of my family. I don't like to talk about it much because I don't want to give it anymore of my time and thoughts that it has already taken. But it's an important part of the story of why I'm passionate now about eating healthy and changing the way we view our environment and lifestyle. I'm so thankful to have my health back and neither the countless doctors or myself know the answer as to "why?". It could be the serene feeling of the land, the organic eggs & vegetables we gather, or maybe it's the healing waters of our aquifer; perhaps it's a combination. I will readily admit I never thought I'd ever know this much about raising chickens or caring for goats-rumor has it cows are on the way too! Starting a small farm is certainly far from glamorous (and I would never recommend living in your house through a kitchen remodel!) but it makes us smile and has given me my health, and that is a blessing. Our girls love the farm and I've never seen my husband happier using his incredible talent building & designing projects both for our home and our community.
Through our move I've learned that God has the plan, and He's the one that puts us where we belong-many times with a sense of humor but definitely for the best.
I believe, as we all do, that we need to take more time to be thankful, relax, reconnect and smile more. I hope that our farm can help you and your family embrace a little of the farm life. Even if it's a simple as a smile while you're visiting, or a garden to grow. We invite you to join us for yoga on our farm and leave feeling healthier, happier and onnected with nature. Thanks for reading our story & following our journey. We hope we'll see you & your family at the farm and in the garden!