As we pulled up to the last property on our list, I groaned inside. The land hadn't been kept in years, trash and brush piles, tall thick grass was growing everywhere and around everything.
Tim took my hand and we proceeded to walk a path to the back of the property, when two deer jumped in front of us. They were as surprised as we were. They turned and ran up the property never looking back. Tim and I turned to each other and smiled.
The further we walked I could see that the property needed a lot of work. But I could also see the beauty of it. Wildflowers everywhere, big trees, a pond, and a barn. Everything we were looking for. We had found our home.
As we turned to go back, I was blissfully happy, this was going to be great. I couldn't wait to get our house, open the windows on a cool day, sit on the front porch in our rockers, drinking hot tea and watching the deer.
Suddenly Tim let go of my hand and ran forward, he was looking around, he said "Stay there, I am going back to the truck for the hoe, I just saw a copperhead!" Well I didn't even respond as I ran past him to the truck. As I was running I decided that maybe I wasn't as country as I thought I was!
Tim helped me into the truck, while assuring me he wasn't going back to look for the snake, but he did want to go look at the barn. Reluctantly I said okay.
While Tim was exploring the barn, I begin to think. I'm a nurse, I have worked county emergency rooms. I have seen and touched things that no one should ever have to know about! I can do this! Taking a deep breath I tell myself again, I can do this!
Suddenly the biggest grasshopper in the world jumps on the windshield! What is this place Fear Factor! I am deathly afraid of grasshoppers, I hate them! I am still staring at it when Tim climbs into the truck.
Tim is smiling and telling me everything he thinks we can do with the land. "Babe, we found it!"
I smile slowly at him and think as he starts the truck. I just need to tell myself over and over, I am a Farmer's wife now, and I can do this! Right