Thursday, February 23, 2017

American Dream

If you had told me several years ago, when I was chasing the “American-Dream” of bigger houses, better cars and all the trappings of societal expectations, that I would become a “farmer,” I would have told you that you were mad.   But, now, when I head to the barn, early in the morning, slogging through mud that is ankle high, I realize that I was the one who was mad.  Chasing after bigger, better, faster, newer was a sickness that I, thankfully, have since recovered from to find peace in the country.

Forsaking most of the trappings of modern day signs of “success,” I have, definitely, found that the simplicity of farm-living is a desirable state.  Standing in front of the kitchen sink this morning, washing dishes, and staring out the window, I see a multitude of different birds, all flocking to the feeders like a drive-thru at a fast-food restaurant.     The sun is shining and the temps are rising to 73° F today – February 23rd and we’re already having late Spring-like weather.

It seemed like a good day to do some “pre-planting” plantings of bare root fruit bushes, assorted bulbs and to take inventory of seeds to see exactly which ones I want to plant in the garden this year.  Just the act of being outside, in the fresh air, the bright sunlight and digging in the dirt, has warmed my heart.

It was also a good time to survey all of the plants and trees around the homestead to see what final pruning need to be done.  Some of my rose bushes are already starting to bloom, though.

And, if the feeling of satisfaction isn’t enough… there’s always cuteness-overload

To A Life Of Simplicity
Happy Homesteading!
~ Susan & Rick
Celtic Acres Farm

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About the Author:
Susan along with her husband, Rick, are the owners of Celtic Acres Farm, an organic, self-sufficient, off-grid farm where they raise chickens, ducks, goats and a pig, rescue dogs and cats, grow their own heirloom, non-gmo produce, create handmade crafts and home décor items, and strive to live a self-sustaining lifestyle while attempting to carve out that little piece of paradise where they can live free, breathe free and commune with nature.
Celtic Acres Farms is committed to healthy animals, a greener planet, recycling-reusing-repurposing, while maintaining our rural heritage and sharing it with others. We believe that we must all lead the way to a more sustainable future while never forgetting the things of the past. 

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