The Farm: Newly Arrived

As I mentioned in my Mailboxes and Timing post, we arrived in Mississippi late in the day on January 7th, and we have been living on the farm and in the farmhouse for two weeks now (with the exception of the first night when we opted for the readily available beds at my father’s house). Many important milestones have been reached. All the boxes and furniture were moved out of the trailer and into the house. The moving trailer was picked up and taken away within 5 days of its arrival. All the furniture has been put into its initial place and all the boxes unpacked and broken down. The backyard fence is in progress (you can read the first post about it here and stay tuned for an update) and the mailbox is now installed. And in the last couple of days, I identified the likely locations for the chicken brooder room and the chicken coop!! So much more to write about. However, the purpose of this post is not to write and describe, but to celebrate how much has happened in two weeks, even if it wasn’t exactly how I envisioned it. I also want to share some of the photos I have taken of this magical and breathtakingly beautiful oasis.

CW (which means ‘Content Warning’ for the uninitiated): I grew up in and was confirmed in the Lutheran church. I left the church not long after my confirmation, but I believe in the power of prayer and meditation. I also believe that explicitly acknowledging our blessings, our privileges, and our good fortune keeps us grounded in the reality of life without those things. So with that in mind, my small prayer to close. Photos follow, so feel free to skip my spirituality if it annoys or offends.

I send my thank you to god and the goddess, to the universe at large and to my fellow creatures and humans here on earth. Thank you for the many blessings that brought me here today. May I find how to share this wealth with others and in a way that continues to support me and not overwhelm me. Amen.

Published by thefemfarmer

Born in Chicago, grew up in Mississippi, and raised a family in Seattle. Coming back home to MS for part of the year to work on our new farm and spend time with my father. These are my voyages.

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