Monday, July 12, 2010

Changes at the Farm

My posting has been sparse over the last couple of months.  I have missed blogging. I think that blogging has to come from a positive place. A place we are comfortable sharing. I feel that I have gotten to know so many blog friends. I love to read about your lives, families, farms and you.  It is a sharing of sorts.
Over the last few months the farm has been the center of changes. Some changes are good and others, not so much. I suppose change is a way of life. Nothing ever stays the same. Our changes have been both stressful and inevitable. Alex has decided to leave the farm.  She has moved closer to her work. Her travel time each way was an hour and a half.  This made her day even longer and added an unbearable financial burden.  We wish her the best of luck and hope she finds happiness in her new life.
The farm will continue to grow.  The animals will change and grow.  We are working on new fields for the sheep.  I will be back to blogging.  I love having and sharing the visual log of our changes. There are so many things to update.  I hope that everyone is having a wonderful summer and your gardens are producing.
Much Love and Prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm.


Terri said...

That's too bad, but I can understand. No one likes a commute. Hang in there! The animals will comfort you.

Beverly said...

We,ve missed you here! Glad that the farm still goes on. Best of luck to Alex....oh how could you leave the farm??? We each have our paths to follow, though. Hope all is well, otherwise! Look forward to watching the changes.

Bee Haven Acres

Lisa T. said...

Oh, I have missed you. Change is hard but inevitable. I wish you all the best.


LindaSueBuhl said...

Oh Kelly - I am not a person who loves change and that is a pretty radical one. Even when something makes good sense to do - still is hard. Bless you and Alex - hope the change makes both of you prosper. and I agree - either blog from a

Farmgirl_dk: said...

I was wondering what was up when I noticed your "signature" had changed from the two of you to "Kelly" when you left me a comment the other day.
Change is hard - I'm sending you good thoughts and hope that you are feeling positive about this development. I'm sorry the two of you can't live the same dream now, though. Who knows what the future will bring - she may find herself missing the farm life just too much. :-) (Best wishes to you, Alex!!)

Anonymous said...

Kelly, I'm very sorry to hear about the not-so-positive changes at Mainely Ewes. However, I am very glad to hear you'll be back blogging and that things overall are still doing well. I've missed you at Thursday night markets, and was asking L.C. about you actually. Hoping to see you there soon!!!

Ann Marie (Abundant Acres Farm)

Jj Starwalker said...

Change is always stressful. I dislike it, even when I am the one driving it! But it is necessary for us all to grow, I guess.

I, too, missed you at the Downtown Market... I still need some of those soap dishes! Hope you can ride the wave of change to greater happiness and prosperity!

Fearless Nester said...

Oh that must be very hard to have a big change like that. Best of luck to you both, so good to see you posting again though. I always enjoy my visits here! ~Lili

ga.farmwoman said...

I imagine that was a difficult decision for Alex but I can understand those long commutes. It wasn't long ago I(and FarmMan too) was driving them. (don't miss that part at all!)

Change is sometimes hard, but you have to do what is best for yourself at that moment in time.

Good luck to you Alex!

Diane@Peaceful Acres said...

Hi Kelly,
I've enjoyed getting to know you and I always appreciate your comments and adding to my goat joy! Grace is always given when needed and I know God will provide the grace you need to get through this one. I can't imagine working outside the home and doing this's hard enough with my husband working his job and me doing the farm stuff mostly on my own. But that kind of commute is for the birds!!! It's unbearable and can make or break your day. Best wishes to all of you and I always look forward to seeing what's happening at Mainely Ewes Farm!

katiegirl said...

I've missed you too! Best of luck to Alex! I know commuting is hard and hope she'll be happier closer to work.

And I can't wait to follow along on your new farm adventures!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Wow- I'm sorry Alex decided to leave, but like everyone else, I wish her the best and send positive thoughts your way, Kelly. I hope you and all your "critters" are well- we've had a terribly hot summer and I too have had little time for blogging. It's good to be back!