Wind Leaf Farm – the realization of a dream some 40+ years in the making – or a really big midlife crisis. I have purchased myself 10.3 acres of land outside of town in a rural part of Pitt County North Carolina. I plan to start a new life there and hopefully expose my kids to a more simple and satisfying world. (No, they are not real happy about it just yet.)
The name “Wind Leaf Farm” has layers of meaning for me. It is a nod to the Science Fiction genre which I have loved for most of my life. One of my all time favorite SciFi series is “Firefly”. Wash is the pilot of Serenity, a magician when piloting the ship. My favorite of his lines goes something like, “I am a leaf on the wind, watch me soar”. It also speaks to the many significant life changes I have undergone in the past 4 years. This piece of land, neglected and ignored for so many years is where fate “the wind” has brought me. Here I will turn over a new leaf in my life. I will reclaim myself here on this land I am reclaiming. There are amazing trees around the old homestead and in the strip of woods that I own. I want to see and hear the wind rustle through the leaves of those trees – bringing me Serenity.
The header photo is the sun setting over the trees looking over the front field. I am behind the old homestead near a fallen tree. I find this place beautiful and I plan to care for it so that everyone sees that beauty. This blog will include glimpses of the new life I create here and all the myriad things that bring me joy.