No matter how hard I try to push it aside, it keeps coming back.... I dream of being a farmer, a small-time farmer growing and raising food to feed our community. I tell myself that our family should make-do with our small holding, that farming is some crazy dream and that owning land will cost too much and we will have to go into more debt.
But, the dream won't go away.
So while I learn more both by reading and growing our own food, I am hopeful that we will figure out a way to buy a small farm. A place where we grow not only enough to feed our family but our neighbors too. A place with enough forest to heat our home year after year and maintain a small hand craft business from the trees growing on our own land. A place where we can plant an apple orchard and hundreds of blueberry bushes. Pasture enough to sustain a small dairy goat herd. A place where we can build a couple of guest cabins so that we can share our abundance with others.
Do you have a dream? Are you working on making that dream a reality?