Wednesday, January 25, 2012

We're buying a farm!??


One of my fiancé's dreams and passions in life is owning a farm. He is the type of person to wake up one morning and say, "I want to do this." and before long, he does just that, no matter how challenging the task may be. I admire him for that. I am a huge believer that you should go after your dreams and do whatever it is that you are passionate about in life, no matter how far fetched or crazy they seem. 

Ty wants a farm. He spent many summers, as a kid, on his grandparent's farm in Vermont. He loved his time there and ever since has dreamt of pursuing that someday. That someday is getting closer. He has been looking into purchasing an up and running farm in the countryside. If we decide to buy it, he would be taking over the successful farm that the seller has established. We would still be moving around for awhile, until we settle down on the farm a year or two after purchasing it. We would hire people to take care of it for now. 

I don't know how I feel about this. Yes, I was raised on a small farm. I want to emphasize small. We had a few animals. But I've acclimated myself to a different lifestyle now. And this is a whole other ball game. This is a legitimate farm with hundreds of acres and farm equipment galore. I am wondering how I would fit in on a farm... 

Do I buy a pair of red rubber boots that I've had my eye on and make this farm look chic? I think that is a great idea! After all, the Fabulous Beekman boys did it. I can see myself stocking up on some cute riding pants and taking baby Scarlett for a horse ride. I can envision Ty coming home from riding his tractor and me greeting him with some home-made lemonade. 

We don't know for sure what will happen yet, as these things take lots of time and planning. (If you have ever bought a house, you know how much is involved. A farm is triple that.)  And we have a lot of other things on our plate that need to be taken care of first. You know ,the usual: a first Birthday for Scarlett, a wedding, a honeymoon, and perhaps a big move. point to this post is that we all have dreams. But many of us don't pursue them because we think they are out of reach. No matter where you are or what is going on in your life, there is always a way. Take for instance, my fiancé. Ty is only 25 years old. He had an aspiration to become a fire fighter, he followed that and became one. He went through 5 years of schooling to become a licensed electrician. He is now tackling (and enjoying) a management position and still hasn't lost sight of his childhood dream....this farm 
 I have a few dreams and passions that have gotten lost over the years.  Ty has inspired me to go after them.

What's your dream? What would make you happy in life? Have you given up on it? 
I made a little inspiration board of things I want to accomplish. Make yourself a collage, mood board or even a written list of things that you want to go after. Post it on your fridge or mirror and remind yourself everyday to chase those dreams.

(Our Bucket List to follow....)

This inspirational song was written by my talented younger sister, Kalin Dayle. It fit perfectly for this blog....(Remember to turn off the music player at the bottom of the page.)


  1. I would love to live on a farm. I really want a donkey.. I know my husband thinks I am nuts. Anyway, be sure to check out my blog tomorrow I bestowed a little ditty to you. Hugs!

  2. I want to live on a farm too! Unfortunately my husband does not!

  3. live in a farm is a good thing! think, no stress! it's peaceful and nice;)

    x o hun,

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  4. My husband is following his dream right now. He's an Entrepreneur and started his 3rd company two years ago. I had no idea how long and difficult this journey would be for us. It's a challenge everyday but going through it together is incredible. Good luck to both of you in the decision making process!

  5. My fiancé wants to buy a farm too! I'm not completely sold on the idea; seems like sooo much work! But it is very, very beautiful! Newest follower! :) Found you through #FF

  6. I would never want to live on a farm, but I can definitely see how it would appeal to some people! I think my long-term goal is to become a counsellor/therapist, but I'm only 24 so I think I'm a bit too young and need some more life experience to really do it justice. :)

    Just dropping by from #FF. :)

  7. Omg!! I would LOVE LOVE to live on a farm! Unfortunately that isn't going to be in the cards for a very long time because my husband and I just bought a townhouse with a teeny yard lol. I am in love with your place though and I hope it all works out!!


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