"Why would you want to move to a farm!?" That's the question we were asked along with a look that we had lost our sanity. It's not a simple answer because we were content living in a planned community. My husband & our three daughters have always loved nature & animals. I wasn't easily convinced (after all, who wouldn't want to live on a beach?!) And quite honestly, I'm one of the last people my friends could imagine gathering eggs in the morning! But I agreed and that's when my life completely changed.
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. As long as I can remember I've struggled with IBD but Six years ago my health declined and 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 exact answer as to "why?". It could be the mind-body connection, the peacefulness and serene feeling of our farm or maybe it's the organic eggs & vegetables we now 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 & designing raised gardens, designer chicken coops, farmhouse tables and more. 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.
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's my hope that our farm can help you and your family embrace a little of the farm life & it's healing powers. 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! xoxo Shelley
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