I know some of you feel that I have been MIA for some time now. But, before anyone of you reports my inactivity to the Blog Police “Search and Rescue Team,” I would like to explain.
I have been busy. Really busy. There is so much going on that I can’t keep up with it all. And, so, something had to be temporarily suspended and writing on the blog was it (*sigh*).
Jordanne and I have been recently called on to rescue some animals in distress. One was by a human who called us, asking if we would take in a found chicken (well, he said it looked like a baby chick). The other? A lost puppy made a personal request by leaping into my father’s lap while he worked in the front yard. A few weeks have been spent trying to find its owner with no success. More on these wayfaring critters in (hopefully) upcoming posts.
Then, there have been a few community projects we had to attend to, plus the work involved with spring and summer plantings. The change of seasons brought with it our annual religious observances and we took some much needed time off . We also had the blessing of being able to help give support to some of our friends who were in need. We do need each other in so many ways. Everyone needs somebody to lean on.
Of course, there is the daily routine of making a living which could not be on hold and needed to be attended to, too. So, when this recent email from a Front Porch Farmstand customer came in, it gave us all a lift to know that, while we are doing something we love, others are appreciating it and benefiting too. It is so good to know that we can help others. In doing so, we help ourselves. “Funny” how that is.
Sharing the email and article:
I sent you an article written by Dr. Mark Hyman in the Huffington Post. It is titled “How Eating at Home Can Save Your Life.”
It made me think of how you and your family are making such a difference in peoples’ lives by inviting people in the community to come into your home so they can experience first-hand the make-it-yourself, grow-it-yourself, eat-at-home lifestyle. Whether it’s a Hootenanny, Knit-together, pot-luck movie nights, etc. you demonstrate to the community how enriching these practices are for everyone. You are reviving a lost art and helping to strengthen families and communities.
Hope y’all are having just as productive spring
Don’t forget to check out all the upcoming events here at the homestead – there’s lot’s more coming, stay tuned