What exactly are we doing here anyway?

A question I ask myself every day. And each day into this adventure I find myself facing paralyzing fear and doubt (more to come on this later).

The thing is, we don’t know 100% really what it is we’re doing. We may not even know 10% of what it is we’re doing. What we do know is we’re chasing a dream and conquering our fears.

The light between the trees

The dream we’re chasing

Joy. Freedom. Connection. Sustainability. We’re seeking a way of living that is adventurous, courageous, and authentic — a life that nurtures the land along with our creativity and passion. A life that allows us to be present more as a family and more engaged with nature.

Homestead. Market garden. Hobby farm. Business. These are many of the names we’ve called this dream, to ourselves, our neighbors, our friends, and our family.Family w/the Christmas tree

The fears we’re conquering

Failure. Poverty. Inability. Complacency. We have no idea what we’re doing and we’ve just uprooted our lives completely. We’ve only ever lived in the cities or suburbs. We have no background nor personal connection whatsoever in farming or homesteading. We’d never heard of permaculture until a year ago nor did we know what a market garden was, and I didn’t even know homesteading was a thing. But here we are on our own 16 acres of land in rural Wisconsin preparing to make our dreams a reality. Gulp…Fearless Townes

 

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9 thoughts on “What exactly are we doing here anyway?

  1. I am so proud of you both and will continue to pray for you. Remember You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. You got this.

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  2. Its quite simple as I see it albeit with a slightly slanted eye since after all I think, no I believe not just in you both. But in your dream. Your courage. Your fortitude and you Love of life, adventure and each other. If you look behind you briefly you will see a life where challenges came, were met and conquered one at a time, fast forward and now looking out the front window see the challenges, expect the challenges and thru the new lens you are looking in see them already overcome and wrapped in all the beauty of the nature around you and the faith you hold in each other. The completed tapestry will be more marvelous than even you could have imagined.
    I believe and frankly am a bit nervous but hopeful for and in all you do.
    Ed.

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  3. Its quite simple as I see it albeit with a slightly slanted eye since after all I think, no I believe not just in you both, But in your dream. Your courage. Your fortitude and your Love of life, adventure and each other. If you look behind you briefly you will see a life where challenges came, were met and conquered one at a time, fast forward and now looking out the front window see the challenges, expect the challenges and thru the new lens you are looking in see them already overcome and wrapped in all the beauty of the nature around you and the faith you hold in each other. The completed tapestry will be more marvelous than even you could have imagined.
    I believe and frankly am a bit enveous but hopeful for and in all you do.
    Ed.

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