Monday, September 14

when getting lost is a good thing









well one thing i have been doing on a daily basis is getting lost, there is no shortcuts in the country, but i must say all the wrong turns have been wonderful. I must pinch myself many times daily, for every road leads to a feast for the eyes. like the other day, trying to find some homegrown potatoes for a big pot of soup i had planned for the weekend, i ended up at this tucked away farm. I parked the car and saw the vegetable stand, a scale, money box everyone around here does the honor system! well there right before me was a beautiful duck with her chicks, kitties, a horse named fred. no one was around no sign of a humans i poked around, explored and ran for my camera. a few days later i returned with k, we spent an hour talking to the owner who happily answered many of our questions and told us we could have two of the chicks if wanted, that he would also sell his gorgeous thoroughbred horse to us, we want! oh boy we are in trouble:)!

this weekend has been great. k and i went to our library it is very old and beautiful you still ring the big bell. we gathered books on how to raise chickens( for eggs only), learned about goats in hoped to milk and make our own goat cheese, and how to start a bee hive. there is s much to learn, it is funny i have wanted this all my life pretty much yet it is funny how little i actually know but thanks to neighbors, books and blogs i think i will get to know it pretty quick!

18 comments:

Aran said...

this looks like a dream. those boots, the burlap, the trees... i want to come visit! the photos are so vibrant too nadia!

Line said...

what a great new life on a a farm... wondeful shots!!

Chelsea said...

The photos are dreamy. AAhh! Love them.

Gigi said...

A lovely post. How wonderful that you are discovering so much about bees and chickens and all things country. The farm stands where I live, too, often run on the honor system, which seems so magical to me. I feel lucky to live here. I've been dreaming about raising chickens for eggs, so I'm looking forward to seeing more on your blog about this!

dia said...

Again...I can't wait......!!!!!

maría cecilia said...

Hi, (sad I don´t find your name). I took the time to navigate in your blog and I definetely fell in love with everything... your pictures are wonderful, there´s so many poetry in them. I´ve been a fan of your blog for some months.
Greetings from Chile
María Cecilia

montague said...

the colors in these photos are just beautiful...

in another lifetime said...

so many moments to convert into beautiful photos!! so excited to see more!

cindy* said...

look at those little chick! so cute...

sounds like you and k have a wonderful new adventure ahead of you. i'm loving this, nadia in the country ;)

Amanda Nicole said...

I am so excited for you! I'm really looking forward to your farm adventures, love love the pics so far :)

josephine said...

wow, i can believe what a fairy tale you stepped into! aren't you happy you moved to this new farm?

the southern hostess said...

Amazing photos! What a beautiful adventure!

Mlle Paradis said...

Nadia you seem to be embarking on an excellent adventure. You'll have lots of company along the way I think! Lucky lucky you.

GloamingDesigns said...

oh how i would love to go on a walk like that! such exciting adventures your embrassing - it's wonderful!! it sounds very much like you may have found that place you are supposed to be.

Julia (Color Me Green) said...

yes i have to say i was surprised at how quickly you jumped into a life at a farm and taking care of animals. now i understand because this is just what you always wanted.

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

I am living vicariously through you!

I think you need to write a book about your new home and your walks and your photos...

Bonbon Oiseau said...

little ducks! looking back at all of these posts makes my heart ache with happiness for you!!! i ahve the name of a book i will look for for you..i think you will like it. also, how do we move in next door?

Stevie Anna said...

I love love love your blog. Kitties, ducks, rain boots. It's all so dreamy.

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