"Why would you want to move to a farm!?" That's the question along with a look of shock, that we were asked so many times. It's not an easy answer because we were content living in a planned community. My husband & our three daughters have always loved nature & animals. I was a little more reluctant (after all, who wouldn't want to live on a beach?) And quite honestly, I'm one of the last people my friends would imagine gathering eggs in the morning!
We followed God's plan that we were meant to live differently (although not an easy change, but that's a whole other story!) and we've never felt happier or healthier. Six years ago I was diagnosed with trigeminal neuroglia & Grave's disease, followed by more diagnoses as the neuropathy spread throughout my body. I don't like to talk about it much because I don't want to give it anymore of my thoughts & time that it has already taken. But it's an important part of the story of how I learned changing the way we view our environment and lifestyle is so important. I'm incredibly thankful to have my health back and neither the countless doctors or myself know the answer as to "why?". It could be the mind-body connection and the peacefulness and serene feeling of the land. Maybe it's the organic eggs & vegetables we gather. It could possibly be the healing waters of our ancient aquifer; perhaps it's a combination. I will readily admit I never thought I'd ever know this much about raising chickens, caring for goats & certainly not hosting Farm Yoga!
Our girl's lives have changed too. They love the farm and have started their own business selling their farm eggs and raising chicks for our coop clients. And I've never seen my husband happier using his incredible talent building designer chicken coops & raised gardens for both our home and our community. It's surprising to me each time we're asked for an interview or a News Channel wants to visit our farm. We're thankful we get to share our story with others.
Through our journey 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, reconnect and smile more. We've been given this opportunity not just for ourselves but to share it with others. It' my 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, a coop of your own, or a garden to grow. We invite you to join us on our farm and leave feeling healthier, happier and connected with nature. Thanks for reading our story & following our journey. We hope we'll see you at the farm and in the garden!