The third era. The third year. I have been thinking about this blog. I started it because I love to write. I have filled dozens and dozens of notebooks in my life of thoughts, ideas, rants, rejoices, to-do lists, plans, and prayers. The blog is a more public journal but one I don’t mind sharing. Farmgirl School was such a fitting name. I was going through farming 101 in life and as I wrote it I learned so much with the encouragement and ideas from readers.
A year ago this week we moved to what we thought would be our possible forever farm, but of course it was a detour. Sometimes life does that, teaches you lessons when you would rather it not. I walked away from my greatest gift. I am a good writer. I am an excellent dancer. But I AM an herbalist, a medicine keeper, a plant healer. I possess the knowledge of my ancestors, things I knew that I didn’t know how I knew, passed down and that should be put to use. More important than dancing or writing even.
I love growing my own food, but I also love finding wild foods. I loved having livestock, but the kitties are good too. I love living simply. I learned the hard way that one can really never be self sufficient and I spiraled back quickly into total dependence on my community and my friends. I still continue to learn.
A couple offered to carry a note on a house for us but then with nary a full text disappeared and we haven’t heard from them since! Every step leading us back to where we are best suited. In nature, living simply, with a community apothecary.
I considered not writing anymore since I do not have a farm per se. But, I decided that even though I don’t have a farm, the real idea behind this blog was to write and record. So, the name doesn’t fit (perhaps it will again in the future!) but I am still here writing. Maybe it would be better suited as Grammie School, or Herbal School, or the like. Who knows!
I suppose I will lose some readers because I am not canning, gardening, milking, or much else but making medicine right now, but I am still alive and following a very interesting journey. Those of you that are sticking around, I’ll see you in the pages to come! I think it is going to get interesting.