Sunday, November 6, 2016

the time change - taking stock

There is something about the time change that I think has made me take stock today. Today is Sunday and Brian and I take Sundays off - today I slept in went for a run and did some post harvest light housekeeping type things... not super exciting... but necessary.

 It's days like this give you a moment to catch your breath. I walked my horses back to the barn in the dusky evening feeling so damn grateful for all we have had the ability and support to build here.

From the dream followed by lots of talking and drawing and planning, to the actual fruition was an amazing journey. I was stretched in ways I never imagined I would be and it pushed me to my limits many times. Today as I thought back over those years, I felt nothing but gratitude to all those that worked with us and especially for those that stuck by us. I look around now and remember the scrappy place that Big Table Farm was when we started and feel both pride and gratitude for what it is today.

As I came back to the house this evening I could hear a flock of geese in the dark sky as they called to each other I thought about there amazing drive and sense of direction. I sit here this evening wondering about next steps and organizing myself and re-gathering my energy. The upcoming year will hold new projects. I know I have learned many lessons in the last few years about how to enter into this next phase mindfully, being careful of the people I work with, of my husband and of myself. Here's to accomplishment but also doing so mindfully and carefully.