That has always been the dream. From our first walk on the shore of Lake Michigan the day we met, its always been that distant romantic idea of "farm life."
Once we started dating, the dream revved up.
Once we were engaged it became the goal.
We prayed that our will aligned with whatever God's for us was, but really…we hoped that His will included our hearts desire.
Back in January, we closed on the dream.
2.5 acres of dream land.
We spent a month tearing up the inside and getting the place "move in ready."
Then we had to pack the rental and unpack in the new house.
We are bone tired.
Which is saying a lot because as the parents of four boys aged 6 and under….we KNOW tired like the back of our hands.
The compost bins are built.
The banana garden is in place.
The chicken coop is prepped and we currently have four hens laying around 14 eggs per week.
Its just a fraction of all the things we want to do here and all ready, we are so deeply tired!!!
But I am encouraged when I see the boys help around the farm. They are so eager to work and learn.
My heart feels so deeply grateful and thankful to the Lord for providing this place.
J and I look at each other every day and we say the same thing…
"I can't believe we get to live here."
In a few weeks the garden will be in full swing for staging. I'll be attempting to make a natural fence using some of the materials on our farm. The boys want to make a children's garden for themselves. We'll be deciding whether we raise goats or pigs on the back lot. We'll be eagerly waiting for the first farm harvests, avocados and pineapples.
So much work and excitement on the horizon, but really I am feeling such contentment here in this day, feeling thankful and working myself to satisfying exhaustion.