Like Blanche DuBois, we have been depending on the kindness of strangers for longer than we would have ever expected. By that, I mean not owning a farm of our own.
But, last week our homeless status changed: we finally found and closed on the property that is now Auburn Meadow Farm.
As we spend more and more time clearing pastures and making a home for the Ladies, new surprises and delights slowly reveal themselves.
Things like mulberries, blackberries, elderberries, crabapples, black walnuts and apples.
Acres and acres of tillable fields ready to make hay.
Healthy soil, grass and hay with no fresh legacy of chemicals or pesticides.
Lots of pasture and shady trees.
Running streams & springs.
Shelter that while lacking beauty, is efficient and useful for the moment.
I think the Ladies are pretty excited….