At the beginning of every year, most people are making their New Year's resolutions and big list of goals for the year. We are not your typical goal setters around here. There really isn't a particular reason, it's just not something that we do. It really is kind of out of character for me, because I am constantly writing to-do lists.
We do think and talk a lot about what we would like to accomplish each year, but we just don't write it down, post in on the refrigerator or check things off the list. We just go about our lives. I know this will make some people gasp in horror. So much of our life is scheduled by outside forces that it works better for us to have a general direction and then work toward that direction one step at a time as our life permits. Some would say that we would get so much more accomplished if we had a plan layed out before us. Maybe some day when I have more energy.
However, having said all of that.....
We do have times in our lives that we feel like we are spinning our wheels and flailing our arms.
One of the best things that my mom told me when we bought our house was to take lots of pictures. When we feel like all is hopeless and we haven't accomplished anything, we just look back at those pictures and realize that we have really come a long way.
Just so you know...this pictures is of my dad and little brother. They were helping build fence so that we could let the horse out of the barn. They weren't very amused at the time...but we still laugh about the mess they made.
Last year didn't end up being too bad of a year. We have a lot we would like to accomplish in 2016, but one of our biggest goals is to slow down and really be able to enjoy each thing that we do. The one thing that I am most excited for in 2016 is that Daniel promised that we would go on a real vacation (without cows or bows). Unfortunately, we are only a few days into 2016 and I can already tell that he is trying to fill up some of the calendar space that we just emptied. He is a hard man to contain, but at least he has fun doing it all.
Fifteen years ago this month, we found this farm. We have changed courses in this farming journey several times. I think that is one of the great things about farming. While many things stay the same, we are constantly changing and learning. We have a broad vision and some day we will get there...one step at a time.
Hello! I am Heather... the city girl turned mom to manure loving country boys. My husband and I both grew up in the city, but spent weekends visiting grandparents in the country. We are first generation farmers who learn best by almost always doing things the hard way. I hope you enjoy following along with our adventures down on the farm.