for a little over four years, luke & i have been dreaming of owning our own farm. a place to grow our own food, to raise a handful of animals, to spread out, truly invest in the community around us & cultivate deep roots. beneath those hopes & dreams of one day owning our own space was the fear of settling down at such a young age. there is always that twinge of doubt when making a huge leap of faith that perhaps this isn't right, maybe we shouldn't farm, or there might be other bigger & better things just around the corner. so, we moved several times, established gardens, grew our own food in pots & created little mini farms on postage stamp size yards that weren't our own. we embraced our lifestyle, growing & learning along the way & believing we would farm one day.
well, i am here today, with a full & thankful heart, to write that we have taken that leap of faith. if all goes as we hope, we will be moving to our own farm in late july! we are still pinching ourselves & wondering if we will wake up from this dream that is finally coming to fruition.
it's a beautiful piece of land that instantly felt like home when we first arrived. our house is just over 1300 square feet with a wood burning stove & plenty of room to grow. the homestead sits on a little over 3 acres of pasture and hills with a large organic garden & a beautiful pond. there is a wood shop & an established barn for animals.
we negotiated with the sellers to give us five of their goats, too! thankfully, the sellers are also our dear friends & will be sharing their goat knowledge with us as we transition to goat mama & papa. we are smitten!
it just all feels so right. we have fallen in love with this town. we would love to grow food for our family & friends here. we dream of having children who will live just down the road from their grandparents. this space is right outside of the city & allows us to enjoy that quiet we crave while also having the opportunity to easily run into town.
as we wait for the inspection, jump through the hoops of home ownership & finalize all of the details, we can't help but feel blessed to tend to this land. our dreams are unraveling right in front of us & it's so exciting! thank you for following along... we can't wait to share more details soon!
natalie & luke