Taking Stock of a Simple Life

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Work on the farm ended early tonight, giving us time in the Adirondack chairs, taking in the sultry evening air and watching the sun dip below the western horizon.

We get so caught up in the day-to-day activities of the farm that we miss the chance to just sit and take stock of what we have and what we have accomplished on our little plot of land. But, tonight we lingered, breathed in the smells and tasted bits of the farm as they floated on the cool night air. Stillness makes you think. Gratitude abounds.

4 Market Lambs
12 Laying Hens
8 Chicks
1 Pair Breeding Meat Rabbits
6 Fruit Trees
2 Citrus Trees
5 Yellow Raspberries
2 Red Raspberries
2 Blackberries
4 Blueberries
1 Homemade Barn
12 Pumpkins
10 Tomatoes
6 Watermelons
3 Muskmelons
3 Cantaloupes
6 Butternut Squash
3 Summer Squash
6 Winter Squash
1 14’ x 17’ Garden
2 Roosters
1 Sebastopol Goose
1 Tub of Yams
1 Tub of Yukon Gold’s
1 Herb Garden
2 Spaniels
3 Compost Bins
3 Worm Bins
1 Trailer
2 Trucks

1 Mom
1 High School Graduate headed for college


Plans for the future…

Greenhouse/Potting shed
Asparagus Bed
Artichoke Bed
Freezer Pig
Sebastopol Gander

…at least to start with.


Creative Commons License photo credit: BSH Shooter

One Response to “Taking Stock of a Simple Life”

  1. chris @ backacrehomestead.com says:

    Sometimes it can be really difficult to enjoy the fruits of your labor because you have so much labor! lol

    It sounds like you have quite a spread! I hope to be as fruitful as you in the not too distant future. I’d also love to build a greenhouse for my wife…

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