A farm

I’ve been waiting for so long to write this post. It’s official.

We bought a farm. Really, Jed’s dad and his fiancée bought a farm, but we get to live there and work there and help pay the mortgage there.

I get to raise my children on a farm. They’ll never ask where carrots come from, because they’ll know. They’ll climb apple trees and pick apples. They’ll play in the creek and have a treehouse in the sycamore in the front yard. They’ll gorge themselves on mulberries as they sit in the swing by the front gate. They will see deer and turkeys and bears and know that we still live in a wild place.

I will get to work hard. I will plant, cultivate and hopefully harvest a good crop of organically grown vegetables and fruits that I will sell to subscribers. I will get to live my dream, which means that the romance might be gone, but that I will have callouses and fresh beets.

I’m excited to share this journey with you. I’m excited to tell you about our highs and lows and show you the cutest pictures of the twins doing cute little farm baby things.

My new business, a farm and CSA, will be called Las Palomas Heirloom Farms.


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  1. Heather P. -  February 9, 2013 - 12:50 pm

    Yay! I’m so excited for y’all

  2. Joy -  February 9, 2013 - 2:04 pm

    Congrats! That is so exciting!

  3. Devina -  February 9, 2013 - 7:38 pm

    Congratulations Jessica! How awesome!

  4. Nicole -  February 9, 2013 - 7:51 pm

    So happy for you! Very excited to read more.

  5. Erin -  February 9, 2013 - 10:14 pm

    This is so awesome Jess! A huge dream of mine is to live on a farm in a commune type setting. I’m excited to read more about your adventures.

  6. Allison -  February 10, 2013 - 6:48 am

    Many, many congratulations to you and your family! I’m so glad you have made it work out and I am looking forward to all the updates.

  7. Rachel -  February 10, 2013 - 7:54 pm

    Congrats! So exciting! We have the same dream but are years from making it happen. Can’t wait to read about your journey!

  8. Arlene Kalmbach -  February 11, 2013 - 9:36 am

    Yeah!!!! Soooooo happy for ya’ll. Someday we’ll visit!

  9. Arlene Kalmbach -  February 11, 2013 - 9:37 am

    Have you read The Dirty Life??

  10. Jennifer K -  February 14, 2013 - 11:17 am

    Congrats!!!! So very exciting!!!! Looking forward to your coming posts on this. I’d LOVE to live on a farm

  11. Brandy -  February 19, 2013 - 12:52 pm

    It is an amazing feeling knowing that you have the power to take care of your family yourself, and to teach your children that food comes from somewhere other than the grocery store.

    Congratulations!! I grew up on a farm, and have wonderful memories. My son will be raised on a farm, and honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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