Where we've been and where we're headed
How It All Began
I’ve always loved being with my daughters (and now my grandsons), which is why I chose to homeschool. Some of my favorite schooling memories are of sitting around the table reading a great book together, in our pajamas, while eating cookies and ice cream. There was a map nearby where we could pin the location of our favorite characters as well as a timeline where we could locate their place in history.
And then tragedy struck my family and began a long-term series of lifechanging crises (or what I named, “The Cascade of Crap”). I tried to hide away, but freedom demands to be shared.
Through praying for freedom, we were led to Romans 12:2 which says, “Do not conform to the patterns of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…”. For me that meant to step out of the box and look at life with a new perspective. It is easy to get stuck in boxes and then feel trapped or lost.
The first three steps out of the box were to sell our great big house where we raised our kids, downsize by 75% (which has included way more than just stuff), and to start a farm (What? How? Where?). While each of these were scary, they’ve also been exciting and filled with freedom!
The definition of “farm” slowly began to define itself when we found our new “green” house and the gardens slowly emerged. This adventure has taught me to let go and allow my garden spaces to speak to me, designing themselves into enchanting and inspiring places that engage my soul. Each day is a new learning experience. The gardens teach me about life, about patience and forgiveness, about relationships, and about so many other things. The gardens bring freedom from the “cascade”.
My goal is to share the wonder I experience every day; to give others a glimpse of a pathway filled with adventure and discoveries around every turn.
Join me on the path!