By: Lauren Boehm Lynch
The Broken Road Farm
Four years ago this month, my husband and I moved to The Broken Road Farm. At first glance I must confess, the land was a mess. And I knew I had no experience on where to begin. And I didn’t know the first thing about being a farmer’s wife. (I’m still finding my way!)
But thank God for Tim. He knew which direction to take, and all I had to do was follow. There have been some wonderful moments, sad moments, and very scary moments! Yes everyday on the farm has been like being on the show Fear Factor for me. Just walking from the porch to my truck with grasshoppers of every size flying at me is enough to send someone over the edge. (And yes by someone I mean me!)
But that having been said, I do it, I walk through them! I am not going to tell you that I don’t scream a little or that I never run.
The garden was a wonderful experience this year. Canning and making Jelly from the abundance of grape, plum, and blackberries on the land. The animals have been a lot of work, but so much joy and love. Our cats, dogs, and our beloved Goats are never ending adventures.
I never thought I would be living on a farm with the love of my life, But I am! I am so looking forward to many more years to come! But a little secret between friends, I say a prayer every night for there to be a little less grasshoppers! Oh, and did I mention the snakes!