Photos taken by Tim on his last visit
We have big dreams, Dave and I. Dreams of spending all our time with our family, in the garden- raising seeds, picking caterpillars, nibbling on fresh produce and drinking crisp home brew in the early afternoon. We talk about it all the time. In the beginning it was just Dave who yearned for a simpler life but over the years, we have come to think as one - like we always do. So together we sit and ponder, imagining how fabulous life would be without debt and responsibility.
With the dawning of a new year we will work towards a goal of eating what we harvest from our own yard while we attempt to live with increasing intentionality. We will spend less, save more, eat better and hopefully carry less tension in our shoulders. We will invest in fences and animals and soil and fruit trees. Our children will learn how to identify different herbs by their leaves, their aroma and their taste. We will slowly learn how to preserve what we can't immediately consume and we will eat seasonally as much as possible.
It's a dream, I know. But I'm putting it out there.
What are your dreams for 2012?