Monday, May 11, 2015

Hobby Farming Fun

Well, a lot has been happening since my last entry.
Our last child left for college, we moved to a 5 acre hobby farm, and we started collecting animals and growing food.

We are loving our simpler life in the country, milking the goat, training our Great Pyrenees puppy, collecting eggs, and planning the garden for this coming season. Our chicks arrive at the end of this week and we will be entertained by 30 new fluff balls.  There is never a dull moment on the farm, and we are always looking for ways to reuse and recycle.  We outfitted a 250 gallon, old soy sauce container to collect rainwater from the pole barn roof and have filled it with rain water after just one storm.  We made a worm compost system and have been watering our early plants with compost tea, or the run off from the container.  It's packed with amazing plant food!  We're experimenting with goat milk cheese making - yum.  What we don't use, the dog and chickens lap up with enthusiasm!

Our lives are sure busy, but we are loving every minute.  This is a dream my husband and I have shared for over 30 years.  We decided that if we didn't "go for it" now, we'd be too old, and we might regret never trying.  Not everyone understands our kind of "fun", but the two of us are happy, and in the end, I think that we'll have wonderful memories of this grand adventure.

“If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.” 
― Joseph Campbell

1 comment:

  1. You both are brave and wonderful people. Your empty nest is filling up! So happy for you, I'd love to visit sometime.