It seems a very long time ago that I stood outside on our prairie farm screaming. I watched the last of the chickens be swooped up and driven away by other farmers who didn’t rent their farms. The sheep were gone. The goats were gone. My dog had died. I continued to give away or sell my precious antiques for next to nothing, all of my homesteading items, my life. We moved into our friend’s guest bedroom. And the landlords continued their scam on other people. Ah well, that was a long time ago. Two years. A lot can happen in two years.
We would have never studied under Native American elders that became great friends. We would have never opened our Apothecary, White Wolf Medicine. We would have never thought to move to Pueblo. We OWN our own home now. The American dream is still very much alive.
I certainly didn’t plan on moving to the city. I am a country girl through and through but the great Unknown knew darn well that if I wanted people coming to me for medicines and teas, they weren’t going to drive out to the middle of nowhere. This central location in town sure keeps me busy. People know where to find me. I am so blessed.
We could have easily fallen into a city lifestyle. We sold our truck. Bought a Fiat. Doug has an IT job. But the shed was so easy to make into a chicken coop. The yard quickly became gardens. The back is planned as an orchard. Hundreds of jars of preserves are already lining the shelves of the root cellar. The clothes line does just fine. The dishwasher is wasting space. The cuckoo clock tells the time. The light from the oil lamp is soothing. Suddenly I look up and I am a Farmgirl again.
I guess Pumpkin Hollow Farm never really went away.