Thursday, September 20, 2012

away from the farm


It has been a while since I wrote much. We have been traveling down the east coast and enjoying the sun, the waves, and the warm sand. While we have been away, our wonderful family and friends have been taking care of our little urban farm for us. We hear that the chickens have been loving their daily treat of dandelion greens from grandma and I hope someone has been enjoying the abundance supply of peppers that are growing in the garden. I wonder if we ever got a red tomato? Oh, I so hope that we are not too late to eat a few figs. There was just one ripe one before we left. Remind me to never take a trip during fig season again. We are looking forward to seeing how big the chickens are and if we are getting any eggs yet. I am planing my winter garden now. Not sure what I will plant this year,. The collards did well last year under the hoop houses.

As wonderful as traveling is, we feel our little house and farm calling to us. This year more then ever I am feeling that call back to my life at home. We have truly loved visiting family and exploring new places these last few weeks, but I guess there really is no place like home. In my past I always felt the need for an escape from life, time to regroup and de-stress. now I see that we really have created the life we dreamed of in each day on our little piece of earth we call home. We are not needing a vacation from the daily grind. Though vacations are always fun, it is the 'need' that is no longer there. It feels so good to be free from that. It feels good to be happy just where we are and  be able to see the wonder and joy in each ordinary day right at home.

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prideinphotos.com said...

You look fantastic on the beach together!! Make sure you frame this one...it is a keeper.
Laurie @ pride in photos photography

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Insightful post ~ Lovely family photo and so glad you are 'happy where you are at' ~ enjoy ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

So true - travels are fun but there's no place like home.

Danielle said...

Beautiful family photo...but you know when you have built a place of contentment when you never want to leave.

Jessica said...

What a gorgeous photo of Everyone!!!!! Love it!

alissa apel said...

A great family shot! The beach sounds wonderful!

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Two Succulent Sisters said...

That's a beautiful header. Reminds me I need to do a new header. Groan.
I, too, used to love to be on vacation. In fact, when I came home from a vacation I used to have to plan a day trip so that I wouldn't be too upset about being home. Now I just love being home. I wondered what was wrong with me. But I guess the need like you said, is no longer there. Thank the Lord. Best wishes, Linda

Pat said...

Cute family photo!

Nancy Claeys said...

I feel the same way -- every day is a vacation when you love where you live.

Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Rural Thursdays. xo

Kim Corrigan-Oliver said...

Such a lovely post and I totally agree with you, when you create what you want and love at home there is no reason to vacation, unless you want to :)

You guys look like you are having a wonderful time.

Katherines Corner said...

What a lovely photo.But there's no place like home, giggle Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop . BIG hugs!!!

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