Sunday, March 1, 2009


Once upon a time I had a dream about raising my family on a farm.

This dream included:

"a little old farm house or cottage with wood floors and a fireplace
pine trees
chickens laying fresh eggs
a stream
fields of grass for the cows (including a sweet milk cow with big brown eyes and long lashes)
a huge garden filled with heirloom tomatoes, purple potatoes, beans and squashes of every variety
fruit trees to climb in and eat from
beehives and honeycomb dripping with honey
open spaces and fresh air

me - knitting, baking, sewing, canning, kissing chubby baby cheeks, walking through the pastures with the kids, packing lunches with thick slices of homemade bread and cheese for the boys in the fields, and curling up in front of the fireplace with mark at night to read books or trade foot rubs

pete - putting in the hay, feeding the cows, fixing fences, surveying the land, and returning in the evenings to a home filled with children, a stunningly beautiful wife (that's me), the spicy, sweet smell of hot apple cider, and a huge mug of chicken noodle soup.
the kids - spend most of the day outside climbing trees, helping dad, gathering eggs, picking and eating fruit with juice dribbling down their chins, building castles or kitchens or forts in the trees, tracking mud into the kitchen over and over again, baking or cooking with me, painting pictures of cows, and chattering to each other as they fall into bed at night"

she and i have the EXACT same dream; she just happened to write about it and execute it before me. this is my 5 year plan. :)

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