“Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.” –William Cullen Bryant
It is the first official day of fall. The summer heat has faded into cool and my favorite season has ended as abruptly as it began.
Fall has always been a fun season for me-although summer is still my favorite, full of comfy sweatshirts, bright pumpkins and cool nights spent by a campfire. What are some of your favorite fall traditions?
Neil and I are starting the season with an overnight camping, kayaking, fishing extravaganza. We are headed to Jordan Lake this week to enjoy some outdoor time together.
The barn at the Big Farm is officially, unofficially completed. The stalls are still left to finish, but the main structure and paint are up. What do you think?
As life tends to do, my original plan of making it out to the farm by Spring 2015 won’t be a reality. I was initially super upset about this event, but have come to embrace a different path and have an open mind about the adventures to come.
While I am still going to be working with my parents on building our family farm, I am venturing out for awhile on my own to focus on building my life, family and my own mini farm. I know that one day, in the not so distant future, I will end up on those beautiful 30 acres, and I anxiously look forward to that time.
My days of travel nursing are swiftly coming to a close and I am grateful. I have met some wonderful new friends and learned a lot about myself in the process. I now know my roots run deep in this fertile, North Carolina ground and I belong in the state that has birthed and raised me from the moment my mama and daddy brought me into the world.
Until next time…