Monday, May 21, 2012

I must find my people!

To reiterate what I have been saying for the last year of my life, things are changing my friends.

Here lately I have been trying to get into the swing of things. Alex's last day of school is this week and after that we will be completely and officially transferred to our new town! Hooray!!! I have been waiting for this day for quite some time now! The daily drive from here to the homestead has been a bit much for us all. Being here part of the time and then spending the rest of my time waiting at the farm for Alex to get out of school has made it difficult to get acclimated to our new town.

Yes, have been doing what I am suppose to in order to kick the transfer into high gear. The basics have been checked off the list.  Medical records have been transferred. Schools for the children have been found. Bank accounts have been moved. All the boring tedious stuff has been taken care of.

Its the whole, making this home, that I have been really focusing on. I have been writing a little more, exploring the surroundings, tending to our meager patio garden and searching out  the local hot spots for people like myself, (farmers markets, local craftsmen, popular homesteads, and fishing areas). I have been in search for the local cheap and fun entertainment for children as well. High and low I have searched. I hate to say it but thus far I am coming up a bit short in all areas!

It is frustrating. This is a big town! Where are the places that offer workshops for children and adults? Where are dairy goat farmers? I need cheese! Where are the bee keepers? We need honey! This town is large enough that the nooks and crannies should be loaded with niche markets.

This place is over saturated with shopping centers and restaurants filled with consumers but....where are MY people? The people who grow their own gardens, bake their own bread, sew their own clothes?  Where are the people who are suppose to inspire me to do more and to be better!?

It took me a while to find myself but now... Now, I must find my people! Perhaps I just haven't struck gold yet. Maybe its just this town hasn't got on board yet? But what if... what if the whole urban homesteading, going green, and getting back to the basics is/was {GULP} Just a... {deep breaths} a fad!? Will I travel alone in my journey?

Either way, even at worst case scenario.... I have my work cut out for me...


  1. It is so frustrating when you can't find kindred spirits. Hang in there, I know they MUST be out there! :)

  2. your people are out there but not sure they are in your current environment. I believe someday you will return to a farm and chase your dreams again and here you will find your "people". Keep positive and smiling, you'll do fine.

  3. Use the internet, any health food stores you can find, the local county extension agents and Farm Bureau chapters to locate the things you need.

  4. Leigh, first and foremostly, cling to your dream. Please.

    And I have made the experience that it all comes to you when you are ready yourself. Give it time.

    Send you some kind thoughts: YOU WILL MAKE IT!;-)

  5. I was also going to suggest thats you contact your local county extension office. You could also see if there is a local native plant society. Good luck!