Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Don't Give Up
As a child growing up, my mother stayed home with my sister, my brother, and myself and seemed happy being a housewife. I was happy with this because this meant I would have a snack ready when I got home from school and dinner wasn't long behind. I was fortunate when my two sons were tots to be able to stay home and care for them as well, but when they were both in school, I needed to busy myself somewhere besides home. So....well, I followed them to school. And that is where I am today and happily so, if I do say. But sometimes things change and you suddenly realize that like my father, who was our main provider financially growing up, my life may be going a different direction. Health issues force us to examine our lives and realize that, Wow, I may need to step up! I remember reading an issue of Mary Jane's Farm magazine and focusing on how bad sunblock was for our skin. All the cancer causing agents with names that would take a genius to pronounce, was shocking to me. I began to research and all beginnings, kept ending with Goat's Milk! This is when I became a scientist, as my husband says, experimenting with all these wonderful natural ingredients. I came up with pleasing products to me, and to my surprise lots of other people too. This is when Journey's Edge Farm was created. It is still a work in progress but I am so fortunate to have this opportunity to not only help myself and my family but also be able to share these fortifying products with others. So women, if you need a little push to accomplish a dream or help you find one, just let me know. I am proof that we can do whatever we put our minds to!
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Do you ever wonder how you come to be where you are now, in your life? Is it what you thought you would be doing, say 10 or 15 years ago? Everyday I thank my creator for my life and the day and then begin the robotic routine of preparing for work. I love my job as an assistant in a middle school but most of all I love my small goat milk products business! A few years ago I spend all extra time and money on the students at school but now I find myself working on my business every free moment I can spare at school. My friend and I talk about how we want to be somewhere else and all the things we could be doing elsewhere. Then I ask myself is it my age that is making me want something different to occupy my time or is it just meant to be? I feel now more than ever that I am being led on this path. So did I miss what I was supposed to be, a long time ago? Did I just choose the school because it was convenient at the time? Regardless I am thoroughly enjoying the farm and the animals. I am on cloud nine waiting to see what adventure awaits!
Sunday, October 19, 2014
As a child I was raised on a small farm where my parents butchered their own hogs, raised chickens, eat the eggs and then the chickens, when a new fresh laying bunch come of age. I didn't take part in any of the messy things, I enjoyed playing with our energetic Dutch rabbits or raising an orphaned chick when needed. Now as an, oh no, "aging adult" I have found myself living on a farm and thoroughly enjoying the adventures of a small business. I have recently purchased two of the most precious Nubian does. I have quickly fallen in love with their quick wit and spunky personalities. When I look on to the future, all aspects involve the farm and I am encouraged more every time I feed these lovely creatures (goats, dogs, chickens, cats) to use the earth as needed to produce and fulfill our lives and theirs. So maybe we do go back to our childhood in more ways than one as we get older.