A couple more thoughts for today:
- After spending only a few days out in the sticks, coming back out to the freeway-hellion hole that is modern life was shocking. I felt like an outsider from a third-world country or an Amish child who garnered his first roadtrip in a (hired) van. All of the vast expanses of roads, miles upon miles of asphalt for what… It made my heart open up to what the possibilities of living rurally will be like. Those 80 acres seemed like a kingdom in microcosm. My life would be smaller – and immeasurably richer- for going local.
- Up on the hill tops where the vineyard is located, you can see for a few miles in every direction. The nifty thing is…you cannot see any electrical lines because all the utilities run along the valley roads. I like that.
- Part of moving out to the farm would entail me switching around my blogging/writing activities. This blog might be morphed into another personal site. I also have a hankering to start some “professional” writing for pay. Its an idea I have been harboring for a while for when I could switch careers into being a housewife. Then I would be a housewife on a farm, with a small B&B to manage and a gazillion other projects in the works. If I don’t write, I would pop! 🙂