My Dream

I’m back! Blogging regularly has been a challenge for me. I am running into inner blocks that I was not aware of. The biggest challenge for me has been wondering if my life is interesting enough to blog about. Does anyone really want to hear about my everyday life? I’m working hard on finding my voice. I’ll get there.

I’m reading a couple of books on writing, and taking an online class. I want to become a better writer, a more confident writer.

I am so happy that spring is finally here! I do love winter, and this was a beautiful one. Lots of pretty, fluffy snow. It was also a looooong winter, and I need some green. I need some garden therapy.

I planted peas and radishes last weekend. I have little radish sprouts coming up today! Sooo happy! I also have lots of seeds started under lights in the basement. Way too many, really. Way more than I will be able to use in my little garden. Lots of tomatoes, eggplant, peppers of all varieties, and celery. I’m trying a pretty pink celery this year, and I’m super excited to see how it turns out.

The chickens have been enjoying the spring weather, also. They are spending more free range time in the yard, and they love it. They are helping me turn over the garden soil, and they are finding lots of yummy worms to munch on. Our pretty silver laced Wyandotte, Rose, never wants to go back to the coop yard when it’s time. She puts up quite a fight when it’s time to go in.

This morning I caught up on some of my favorite YouTube channels. Jess from Roots and Refuge asked, “What is your dream?”

The small details of my dream have changed many times over the years, but the big stuff has always been the same. I want to find a charming, friendly small town to live in. I want a cottage, with a large yard for my flower and veg gardens. I want more chickens. I want to teach crafty classes. I may want a couple goats. I definitely want a pair of gray French geese.

Sometimes I get discouraged, because it can seem like it will never happen. When I start to feel that way, I remind myself of how far I have come already, and how many things that were once just dreams are now part of my reality.

There was a time when we only dreamed of owning our own home. Backyard chickens were once just something I wished for, and now I have 6 hens that make my breakfast every day. Before I met Casey, I wondered if I would ever meet someone to be my partner in life. Another child was something I thought about and yearned for, and now I have my sweet Jo. I have a list of dreams that have come to fruition, and I refer to it any time my dreams seem too distant.

I’ll get there. My big dreams are within my reach. And until they become reality, I will continue to be grateful for this life I live now, that was once only a dream.

So tell me, what is your dream?

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