an eight year old little girl stood
crying in the driveway...
my Mom & Sisters waved good-bye
7 years ago today,
a huge box truck and a white Winstar
were loaded to the gills with a small family's earthly treasures
not knowing exactly where they were going or what they'd find once they got there...
3 chickens and a rooster, 2 ducks, 3 cats,
a somewhat terrifed Mother and her young daughter
piled into a van and drove for 13 hours straight
a Husband and Father guaranteed us a new life in a
humble little farmhouse in a beautiful
seems longer too...kind of surreal...
we've watched our daughter absolutely blossom into a fine young woman,
have learned to work the land and watch the weather,
from renovation a farmhouse to building a shop,
bottle-feeding lambs and raising baby opossums
& watching a husband turn into a Farmer and Volunteer ~