We bought the farm! Well, we bought A farm. Our farm. But to me it’s more than the sum of it’s farmhouse, 16 acres, woods, barn, pastures… it’s a change of lifestyle. While suburbia has it’s comforts (friendly neighbors, running trails, attached garages…) somehow the endless rows of houses makes me feel like a hamster scurrying around a cage.
Moving in a few weeks will be a move to simplify our lives; live a rural lifestyle– a return to a more traditional existence without as much of the running around typical of modern life; an effort to be more self-sufficient; to connect with nature and each other; identify what’s really important.
My husband chides that I’m putting too much into a new house, that maybe our lives will be the same just further from a town (meaning more time in the car, ugg), so I’m trying to keep my goals realistic: keep busy with the upkeep and farm chores; include the snerds in daily tasks and engage them with meaningful activities; spend more time outside; reduce, reuse and recycle whatever possible; make things instead of buying them; be more creative; do more yoga; feel more at peace; eat food we’ve grown; maybe even raise chickens and/or a goat (anyone drink goat’s milk?); overall, live simply.
That sounds simple enough.