Monday, May 4, 2009
There is something inside of me that longs for the country. I do believe I have created this image in my head that living in the country is peaceful and beautiful and simple living. I think I might forget about the hard work and the sore muscles and fighting the weather and elements. But alas...I still long for the country.
Since I can't have that kind of country life right now, I found a way to live it out through someone else. I found a farm share produce co-op where along with your financial investment, we will also go and work on the farm to keep the costs down. We will go and work as a family to pack the produce and also take our turn in handing it out when others come to pick it up at our designated location.
Just a few weekends ago, we were invited to come to the crop share open house and meet the family that owns the farm, see where our food will be grown and enjoy some good old fashion fellowship.
I often find myself taking a chance on these kinds of situations, not going on someones known suggestions, just hoping for the best. We drove about 45 min. away and finally found this quaint family farm and were greeted by such tender people. These are amazing people and the farm is only the beginning of all that they do. They also host a tutorial style school on Wednesdays in an out building where the kids get to explore the world of hands on learning that focuses on art and writing and nature. They also host some summer camps where young ladies and men can learn life skills of homemaking and carpentry. Not to mention the Pioneer and Harvest Days that take place in the fall.
I am trying to find money in our budget to take advantage of much of their opportunities. I was incredible impressed with this sweet christian family and look forward to getting to know them better and living our country dream through them for now.
Posted by crispy at 11:34 AM