Taking advantage of some warm, sunny winter days, we enjoyed a home site picnic last week. The western view from our hilltop is just stunning, and it was easy to imagine including a deep covered porch in our house design to take advantage the evening sunsets. Tucked in against a northern forest, the future house site just feels so right, and so exciting.
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you might notice that this land looks somehow different than what you’ve seen before. That’s exactly true – we have decided to relocate to a piece of land just to the north, and join two other families in creating a community land trust on 60 acres. How this came to be is really a result of trusting our intuition, being open to new possibility, and communicating openly about feelings and desires. And there is a tiny dash of crazy thrown in there for good measure, but this decision does not in any way feel impulsive, but rather like a curvy path to getting to what was meant to be.
I am so excited to share this journey over the next few months as we begin to literally dig into new ground. Right now our nightly conversations center around driveway construction, gravel trucks, hiring Amish neighbors to plow a field, ordering local oak lumber from the Amish mill, and designing a “summer shanty” to move to in April. We’re in a time full of overwhelming details and almost impossible goals. But it feels really good to remember my intentions for 2013: TRUST.
Wishing you a beauty-filled weekend! Teri
P.S. I’m giving away a copy of the book Radical Homemakers by Shannon Hayes. If you’re interested in a chance to win, check this post out, and say hello in the comments! The giveaway will close on Wednesday January 23rd!