Do you feel a movement coming on...
with all the crap we're learning about what's
in our foods, it makes me even more adamant
about what I grow and what I cook.
It's a scary world out there today,
the only safe haven is home
and this is where my heart lies!
My very own lil' hobby farm.
My dad has always told me to get rid of
my shack, a headache he says, but I've
always known there was a greater purpose
to my folly. Have you seen the price
of farm ground in Iowa...WHEW...
glad I got my lil' 6 acres when I did!
I also heard something disturbing on
the Iowa Public Radio yesterday,
our children's generation (X)
could care less about the planet...
they don't recycle, they waste electricity
and water, they pollute in every way imaginable,
caring not what the next generation
will have to correct to survive.
Remember the saying of my generation,
'give a hoot, don't polute'...
this has meant something to us and I'm glad to say
my grandson is developing those attitudes.
He knows how grim the future is,
he's paying attention, he's becoming aware
of the value of the front porch
and why I have my lil' pink shack
on my sandy 6 acres...
it's about piece of mind and future health.
Many are jumping in and buying those
properties in the country to start their
hobby farms, it's a movement gaining
much momentum. Even at my age, the desire
to live in a serene atmosphere fills my
mind with daily chores of gardening
and egg gathering...and when to plant
them damned peas...huh Gayle!
Our local farm store said that last year
there were record sales of chicks.
I love my lil' flock, it's made the connection
for me to start my hobby farm.
But living alone has it's drawbacks,
not to mention my escalating age of 62, but I
do what I can in my own time frame
and if it doesn't get done today,
there's always tomorrow!
Just because I have 6 acres,
doesn't mean I'm farming it all, most is in
cedar trees and prairie grasses, my love of
a wild prairie for the wildlife is why I've
set aside most, not to mention sound barriers to
the 4-lane out my back door...
I just plant more tree rows, good for
Hmmm, and where did our winter go...
we're all still weary of what may happen next,
but eternal spring still dwells in my heart!