Or in our case, the continuing saga of threshing, planting, growing, incubating, brooding, fencing, creating, digging, feeding, mending, watering, and basically wrestling the absolute most out of our land and making it YIELD to our design and wishes.
Ummm..not exactly. Mother nature has her own set of rules, and WE acquiesce to her authority. Now like most mothers, she can sometimes be fooled, and our ideas become her ideas (for the common good), but let's face it folks, the simple life ain't simple and making it work takes work. A lot of labor intensive, back breaking, I no longer have fingernails, WORK. I would not trade one minute of it.
There are so many things we want to accomplish in 2014. So many new ideas to incorporate into the farm while trying to regain the practical life skills somewhere lost down the genealogical line. Let's face it. Living a more sustainable self-reliant lifestyle can be overwhelming.
So you take it in chunks. You consistently do SOMETHING every day even if only for 15 minutes. Sort of "keep kicking the can down the road" type of attitude. One day you get there....
(only to find your fence needs mending)
Thank you for joining us down this crooked path.
2013 was awesome.
We are so excited for even better things from 2014.
Most exciting will be the unveiling of a brand new website platform and webhost that has been the cause of many sleepless nights wrestling with exactly what and how it should look...and say. Our current "about us" page describes Kelley Creek Farms as "a southern micro hobby farm".
And we are.
But we are so much more. We have grown and morphed into something more complex and not easy to label. We no longer fit one simple description.
The new website should roll out in the next couple of weeks with a friendlier, cleaner design, a better search engine (in case you need the homemade spaghetti recipe) and overall a better look.
I hope you will like it. It has been a painstaking labor of love...sort of like the the everyday life caring for critters, landscapes, gardens and sharing it with you as we travel along.
Stay warm my friends!