Now, I’m not a farm girl, but in the last three weeks I’ve been on a dairy farm,
a goat farm
and my daughter’s farm. It still surprises me that she and her family gave up city life to move to Tennessee country, but the hard work they’ve done in 10 months to get the place spiffed up seems to be agreeing with them.
Last time here, the landscape was wintry and a new fence was being installed.
Now the property is alive with spring color and the fence is newly painted in the area’s color of choice.
Big Anatolian shepherds roam the property keeping predators away. After hearing what they can do to a thick shelled armadillo or a coyote, you know it’s best not to be where you don’t belong.
and chickens also are home on the farm, and they have had their problems. A couple of the ducks have been handled a little too roughly by the dogs or carried away by uninvited guests, and some chickens are being lost to an invasive virus. Nobody said life on a farm was easy!
The daughter is happy to be a farm girl spending time at the barn with the animals,
and the son-in-law loves the outdoor work that requires him to be on his tractor.
You can tell life has changed. City attire has given way to work clothes
and instead of stylish footwear, boots of some kind are outside every door.
Yep, it’s a life change and a farm is not a sometime thing. There’s something to do every day, and not all of the work is easy, but for this family the reward is looking out over open spaces and knowing they’ve made a good decision.
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