Wednesday, May 18, 2011

We Bought a Farm!

Zach and I have exciting news to share with all of you.

Today we closed on a 14 acre, 100 year old farm. I didn't want to let on, from fear that I would jinx us, but today it was official! It's a traditional yellow farmhouse with a giant two story, red barn with lots and lots of sunny alfalfa pasture. We have so many plans and ideas, ways to make it our own,... it's a good kind of overwhelming. I will be keeping everyone updated as the move progresses.

This new change and adventure will open up so many opportunities in our lives and I can't wait to share it all with you. I feel like Laura Ingalls when she moved from the big woods to the prairie. I will miss the place of my childhood terribly, the woods, the ponds. In so many ways every tree and woodland creature has touched me in some way and made me the person I am today. The hardest part of all, is that so much of my father is here. He passed away a year ago, and there are memories of him etched in every corner of our home and property.

But I can take those memories with me, I have my camera of course, which helps me to document my life, and my collections of acorns from my favorite oak trees, seed pods, special stones, and a shard of bark from my thinking tree. These are tiny fragments from a place so special that I am blessed to have lived here at all.

But life is about change, something that I more often than not, have a hard time with. As I get older I find that change helps us to grow, and become something we've only dreamed we could be. My whole life, I lived in the woods and wished I had a farm. Sometimes getting what we want can be beautifully petrifying. But I am brave, and I have the love of a man so encouraging and supportive, that I know we can't go wrong. The things that we've only dreamed of having and doing have just became possible and I am blessed, so very, very blessed.

9 comments:

IanH said...

Congratulations, Jennifer. I hope that this farm opens a whole bunch of new opportunities for you.

Sarah said...

WOOHOO! Congrats! We are so happy for you :)

Lee said...

Congratulations!

Jennifer Sartell said...

Thanks so much for all the well wishes. We are truly excited. I can't wait to start writing about all the new stuff we will be trying out.

Callie said...

Congratulations on your new farm! This will be a wonderful adventure for you both! And I love your lavenders... they are beautiful chickens.

Jennifer Sartell said...

Awe thanks Callie, I'm glad you said that about the lavenders, I was afraid people were getting sick of me talking about them. I tend to get obsessed!

The Stockdales said...

Congratulation, Jennifer! What an exciting adventure! Good luck with the move. :)

Anonymous said...

That's wonderful....wishing you and your family lots of fun and much happiness on your new farm!!!

Camille said...

So excited for you! We can't wait to see how this adventure unfolds for you guys. We will miss you terribly in this neck of the woods, but change is good :) Much love and many blessings to you and the new farm!

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