In the past 18 months, we have only posted 20 times on this blog. In context, there are 177 total posts, which means we have been very quiet. There are some reasons. For starters, we found out in January 2012 that we would be moving from the Bennington farm because our lease was not being renewed. At the end of July, we made the public announcement in a post, Moving the Farm. In between, we tried desperately to find a new location and funding, and that took up a lot of mental space. In October, we made the move back into Omaha and immediately started building out our urban farm. Then, in November, Molly died.
There were a lot of things happening, but that is no excuse. While on the farm, we wrote plenty of articles, took beautiful photographs, and lived a busy life. The truth is I didn’t know what to say. With so much uncertainty and transition, I gave up talking about the farm because I was afraid that we didn’t have a future.
Well, we do.
Black Sheep Farms is an urban farm. We help people learn how to grow plants, how to start their own farms, how to keep chickens in the city, and how to live life closer to the earth. We grow food. And flowers. We consult. We write. We have a new dog.
Our life is different than it was on the big farm. I needed to come to terms that it is as important and as valid. This last year was a mourning period for me. I let things slip away. I stopped showing our journey and helping people find the joy in their own discoveries.
No matter where we live, Kelly and I can always have Black Sheep Farms. I am ready to share it with you again.