Friday, May 7, 2010

Here We Go!

I am officially a farmer's wife. Today I was inspecting 16 yards of composted horse manure that was delivered onto my front yard. That makes it official.


This is a picture of 8 cubic yards of composted horse manure.  We bought 16 yards.  The man who delivered it said he has five thousand yards.  Five thousand yards.  I cannot imagine.

Two weeks ago I was the wife of a telecommunications software engineer. I didn't understand most of what his job entailed and I always dreaded the inevitable question strangers would ask, "So exactly what kind of telecommunications work does your husband do?" He had a 2 hour daily commute so we didn't see as much of him as we would have liked, but overall I was pretty comfortable with our life... and especially comfortable with the concept of a regular paycheck! But those days are over now. The company he worked for went bankrupt and they laid off his entire department. He came home the day of the layoff looking...


His eyes were sparkling in a way that I haven't seen them sparkle in a long, long time. We both knew that another software job wouldn't be the right choice for him and so he has decided to open a family farm. That definitely is the right choice for him.

The only question is, "Is it the right choice for me?" I am not a farm girl. I don't like the feel of dirt on my hands. I've never been able to get a house plant to live. Last year I planted our entire garden from seed and not a single plant came up! But, I am my husband's cheerleader so here we go!


  1. I am SO excited for all of you! I can't wait to come out and see your farm. Congratulations to Yann on his promotion. What a wonderful opportunity for all of you.

  2. We can't wait to see you! This is a good thing for all of us... It's great to be able to work together as a family! =) I loved that you call this a "promotion." I wonder if his old co-workers think he's been promoted or just think he's lost his mind! =)

  3. Aahh, you are the second Blogging Farmers wife that I know. I started my blog a while ago but have not had the time to work on it.

    No goats yet? Gotta have goats to eat those brambles and weeds. Hopefully this new farming venture brings in a few dollars, that takes time as I have learned, oh yeah and hard work. Get used to finding dirt under your fingernails....