I found a lovely blog today called Roe’s Cottage that follows a small family’s cottage/chicken/diy/gardening adventure (therefore my idols, basically). I left a comment with appreciative words and received such a nice reply that included the following: “The aim now is to get it right on a small-scale; if we ever get a chance to do more it will give us a good grounding, but if not, we are still succeeding”. That really made me pause and think. What a great reminder for me! Since childhood it has been my tendency to wrap myself in big dreams and fantasies of the future. This habit has been a part of my mental being for so long that the present is sometimes lost to me. In considering our surely successful and bounteous future farm and homestead, I sometimes forget to put energy and thought into current projects and enterprises. While researching pasture rotation and browsing Zillow farms for sale can’t hurt too much, it’s not great when that time cuts into the daylight hours that I should be spending with the bunnies or enriching soil in the back garden.
So thanks, Roe’s Cottage, for giving me a nudge off my sky-high mental ramblings and back down to earth. You reminded me that getting it right on a small-scale is a real priority right now.
Not to worry of course, my Shire dreams are still very much alive and well too.