Thursday, February 10, 2011

I'm Back! Well, kinda....

So I completely abandoned my blog, life with three boys just was not allowing me enough time to get on here! Well, I think last I discussed how our family was going to try RV life on the road full time...well, small change of plans, hopefully next winter we will be doing that, our new adventure will be life on a farm!

A few months ago we found a classified ad looking for a family to live rent free on an 80 acre organic garlic farm! We decided this was kind of perfect for our family and responded to the ad. After some phone conversations, some lunches and emails we decided this was an amazing opportunity for us and we will be moving in 3 weeks!!

So it will be quite the change for us suburbanites, but we are all really looking forward to giving this a try. We will be able to save enough money to hopefully travel next winter while we are not needed on the farm.

We will be moving a little over an hour from where we live now, and my husband will still be working at Whole Foods, just cutting back his hours a bit. I will come back to work with old clients and hope to pick up some new clients in our new town. (The farm will be an amazing location for photos! Woods, ponds, orchards, wildflowers etc, etc!)
The boys and I will also work on the farm as much as we are needed. Max and Sam are on egg duty of collecting the eggs a couple times a day!

Anyways, I plan to blog about our new adventures here on the farm! I do not look forward to packing up and moving though. I have such mixed emotions, although we will only be an hour away, I will be so far from great friends and family :(
I am so happy that my boys are really excited about it! I love the idea of them growing up there!

[the farm house which will be our new home]

[our new feathered friends]

[newly rebuilt barn]

So, I hope to get back into blogging, especially so friends and family can hear about our new life as farmers! It's so hard to not sing the Green Acres theme song when thinking about it all :) But really, this is so exciting for all of us, owning a farm has always been a pipe dream we knew we could never financially work out, so this is the next best thing.

The land owner/farmer and his wife live on the property a few hundred feet from our home, and there is also a single woman who was a montessori teacher/musician (who really hit it off with our kids) and another wonderful older couple who live on the property. It is like a little community :)


  1. Wow, Congratulations! What a fabulous opportunity. I wish you all the very best with everything. Looking forward to reading all about your adventures. Katie x

  2. SO EXCITING! Can I come visit you to get a break from the city?

  3. thanks Katie! And of course you can Elisabeth! I'd love for you to visit!

  4. That is amazing! I'm sure your farming adventures will be putting my Trailer Park Homestead adventures to shame, but it should be fun to see the similarities we have in our very different farming environments!

  5. I would love to hear how one goes about finding opportunities like this! It sounds wonderful.



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