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Thursday, November 19, 2015

We want to be farmers


As many of you know, Gerry and I have been looking for a place for quite some time now. We finally made the decision to put our house on the market and go for it seriously, not just dreaming of a day....

We recently found a place, a perfect piece of land to spend the next 20 or so years of our life,
growing, nurturing and being good stewards of the land. 22 acres with apples and pears and blueberries. Fertile land that a man and woman put their lives into, land they loved and cared for, land that earned them a decent honest living and fed their community good organic food. He has passed and she is heading on to a new adventure. She wants caretakers for the farm she so loved with her partner. We want to be those caretakers. And so we have made an offer to purchase this amazing farm. Our lives will be forever changed if we are chosen and we will see our dream become a reality.


We made an offer last weekend. And so we wait. Other offers are coming in, the seller loves this land and must be sure of the people she entrusts the farm to. We only hope that she believes in our dream as we do. The fate of our future lies in the hands of one woman's decision. So scary.....



There is a beautiful stream below the house for quiet meditation after a hard day working the farm. A place to plan, to rest, to see the possibilities of this land.


There are quiet woods to walk in.


But mostly there is the land. We have thought of so many possibilities as we have walked this farm. What ifs:  what if we partnered with the garden store where I work, offered organic gardening workshops, bee keeping workshops, pollinator garden workshops...... what if we invited artists and musicians and had special events when the farm is at its best, what if we expose more and more people to organic gardening, supply restaurants quality produce, work at farmer's markets, invite school classrooms. What if we built a greenhouse and I could supply seed starts to the store where I work. We could have a winter garden, we could set up a hydroponic system. An herb garden for teas and soap making and remedies. So many many ideas are swimming in my head. If we can only get an acceptance.


If this land chooses us, we have an exciting future ahead of us. We are so ready for this change. If we don't get it, we go back to realtor.com and start our search all over again. It is so stressful, to say the least. I have one of those stress colds I get when I have to deal with things that involve my life but other people are in control of. It is so difficult to be in a position where someone else is in complete control of the outcome for something you want so bad. It is such a helpless feeling. We have made the best offer we can afford, we wrote a heartfelt letter, telling of our intentions. We did our best. Now our future is waiting in competition with other people that also want this farm.

If you have any connections out there in this Universe, please put out some prayers for us. We want this so bad. It will be a hard battle to lose. Fingers crossed everyone!!!!

21 comments:

Dennis Allen said...

Sure hope this works out for you.

Tracey Broome said...

Me too Dennis, me TOO!!!!!!!

littlemancat said...

Sending best wishes for you - it is so hard, waiting for the answer, I know. I'm from a farming family - actually, both sides of the family - and it's hard,hard work, and a lot of chance - weather, etc. but rewarding. Good luck!
Mary

Tracey Broome said...

thanks Mary! Gerry and I have been working hard forever it seems, whats a few more years!

Vicki said...

Oh Tracey! It's perfect!
I'm sure the Universe will favour you and Gerry.
You two are the best custodians-to-be for this beautiful haven.

Your plans and dreams for this place are honourable and will enrich it even further with the good energies that will surround it.

And, a sign... the red pick up :)

It's yours. It's meant to be.

I'm sending out strong wishes now.....

Tracey Broome said...

Vicki, I do hope you are right!! thanks for the wishes!

oldgreymareprimitives said...

I keep lighting candles each evening and I whisper your name and blessing s for a blog friend with cancer and of course the kiddos.
<3 The kids are great, the friend's cancer is undetectable. You're next.

PotterMiller said...

Oh you oh you bet I will send up the smoke and say blessings for you! If it's meant to be it will be so. The new moon is coming, new beginnings..... Whatever they might be. πŸŒ•πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜πŸŒ‘πŸŒ’πŸŒ“πŸŒ”

Michèle Hastings said...

How exciting and nerve wracking, all at the same time. Been there, done that! When we were waiting to hear about our home, I would drive by every few days and say, "That's our home, we are going to live and work there". I really think the mental imaging and positive thinking, made it work... we also had lots cheerleader family and friends doing the same.
This will by your new life! It's just what you have been waiting for.

Tracey Broome said...

Z, Sandy, Michele and the rest of you, You guys are SO GREAT!!!!!! Thanks a billion for your good wishes! If this doesn't work, it just wasn't meant to be ours, but it IS meant to be ours!!!!! Aren't blogger friends the very best?!?!

Philadelphia Gardener said...

Sounds fabulous, Tracey! We are all pulling for you!

Tracey Broome said...

Thanks so much!!!!! I've got a bunch of people out there sending good vibes, let's hope it works!!
xo

handstories said...

It sounds like a dream…sending thoughts out to the universe…can you send her this post?

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Cindy, already did :) thanks for the good wishes, got lots of good ones out there right now, hope it helps!
Can't hurt, right?

Laurie said...

I'm asking for the most benevolent outcome for this, Tracey. It sounds like it would be a truly wonderful adventure. Keep us posted!

Shannon said...

fingers crossed!!!!!! looks bountiful and beautiful!!

Tracey Broome said...

Yes, yes, yes!! Fingers crossed. Thanks ya'll xo

jffollies said...

Thinking of you and hoping your dream bears fruit.

Tracey Broome said...

ME TOO!!! Thank you so much, I feel like with all of these positive wishes, we can't lose, either way :)
People out there are so great xo

d2eclaylady said...

Go for the dream, Tracey, no matter the stresses and anxiety you might go thru getting there. It will be worth it. Do you follow the Squash Blossom Farm's blog? (http://squashblossomfarm.blogspot.com). I found it via Sandy Miller's blog. I've read it from beginning to end ... loved it. They've done and are still doing all the things you dream of doing .... including following their dream. Sending positive thoughts your way. I hope the dream comes true .... Brenda

Tracey Broome said...

Yes Brenda, I do read it. I want their pizza oven! such a great blog, I very much enjoy it :)