Saturday, February 20, 2010
could this be it?
So, Sprinkle and I embarked on an exciting journey today to look at a piece of land that might be a possibility for my first year farming. When we were there I wasn't sure if what I was looking at in this pic was part of the land available but I have been told it is. Just to the right of this picture is a few acres that have already been cleared and farmed last year by friendly and enthusiastic second year farmers. It feels hopeful, exciting, and extremely scary. The scary part for me is the bear...yup...bear...possibly bears! You probably can't see it but I am looking over a large area of berries...yummy for the tummy of the resident bear! Hmmmm...how not to let this fear steer me away from this lovely little place. One of the farmers already on the land made a comment that "there's nothing there, that's why I wanted you to see it before you make any decisions". My reply, "well, it's kind of reflective where I'm at right now...basically starting from nothing." By nothing I mean nothing tangible...no money, no land, no equipment, little knowledge. I hope I make up for the lack with my supportive and loving people (and hopefully free farmhands!), tenacity, passion, belief, spirit and a strong ability to problem-solve! My horoscope today mentioned land...so it's in the stars, I can feel it!