Today I’m thankful for wide open space, spending time with my sister-in-law, and peace and quiet on the farm.
When Mark asked what I wanted for my birthday this year I told him I wanted a long weekend on Amy’s farm. I love the farm…being totally disconnected with no internet or cell service…complete and utter darkness to view the stars in the night sky…the sound of crickets and frogs…the smell of farm animals.
It’s full circle for me…I grew up in the woods, with a garden, and various farm animals, peace and quiet, dark, star-filled sky’s, and the sound of nature. As a teenager graduating from HS all I wanted to do was get away from the farm/country life. I was ready for something different, something more crowded and noisy I guess. It’s funny that now in my early 40’s I find myself longing to get back to a less crowded, noisy way of life.
I want that connection with the land and my food, dirty and sometimes smelly work, no sirens, no street lights shinning through my bedroom window, quiet, solitude, enjoying a mason jar of wine…in the dark…listening to the frogs and crickets.
My heart feels complete peace and utter calm out there on the farm. It’s like coming home.
So thankful Mark and Sky were excited to visit the farm as well, and that Amy was willing to host us!
A few of the views from the road to and from the farm…so thankful Sky is a road trip pro!