Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Chasing the Dream


well thats what my dad calls it. Homesteading, self sufficiency, off grid , whatever it may be... is known to my father as "chasing the dream". Hearing him saying this makes me smile again and again.,, because he gets it, and so I christen this post,,, chasing the dream.......................

I met my husband 16 years ago... I remember sitting out on our fenced in cement slab patio, off of our tiny shag carpet , way way outdate apt, talking about our future,, most of which included living In a Log cabin in Alaska.. why Alaska?? I really dont know, Ive never been, nor has he.. I really believe we both had this ultimate dream , of living in the in the middle of nowhere,, happy, living off the land 2 kids runnin around..............

well that didnt happen,, atleast not for a long time,, although these conversations continued for the following 15 years, late night campfires talking about our dreams, hopes, ideas of freedom, truth , happiness.. we held onto them kept them tucked in away in a safe place,, because your dreams are sacred.. and holding onto them until you are ready and following through are completely priceless.. ..


Years went by , we bought a house, had a small garden, froze our goodies, and still entertained the idea of "chasing the dream".. but then it was just an idea,, something fun to think about,, fantasize about.. and still seemed way out of reach.

Its hard to "chase the dream" when you are young( and dumb) , when your priorites are going out the bar with your friends, concerts , festivals, sleeping in on saturdays, not necessarily being lazy(we both had full time jobs) but just not having your whole heart in it.....

so years pass, we move out west for a a year, and then move to NC, ,, this is where we found ourselves, what made us happy, what we wanted out of our life...

in 2006 we found a Home smack in the Middle of the Pisgah National Forest.... it was the dream home, the home we talked about 13 yrs prior,(only not in alaska haha)...

and hour to a store, 45 minutes to the nearest gas station,,, wild and wooly it is.....

We have picked up where we left off,, started "chasing the dream " again,,

we now have a decent size garden, egg layers, butcher our own chickens, cook on a woodcookstove , can our veggies and are now the proud owners of 3 bee hives and a sweet lil greenhouse

this BLOG is Ultimately about our OFF GRID journey,,, we have decided to take the plunge,,, and would love to share our journey with ya'll..  now we are preparing and planning:)

Im excited to start blogging , sharing stories about chickens, gardens, greenhouse growin, woodstove cooking, veggie cannin , bee keepin' , and simple livin...

I would be tickled if you would come along, and read my our Blog,, read my ramblings, while we

CHASE THE DREAM...............

3 comments:

  1. Jaime mama, i am loving your blog and hoping it will help to shed a little inspiration my way. i kinda feel like we spent years chasing the dream...and sort of lost ourselves along the way. Maybe it's just this crazy winter. i look forward in sharing in your journey through the blog. :)

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  2. Hi Lady!!
    Never really knew what a blog is, so I thought I would start with reading this one. My hats off to you!! I really enjoyed what you wrote and wish you and your family theee very best!! I would love to live out in the country with just me, my hubby, my animals, and the wild animals, too!! Unfortunately, life doesn't permit that right now. Though I am so happy, I just want to be on our own land doing our own thing. Chase your Dream girl and please keep sharing!!
    Much Love and Blessings,
    ~Deborah~

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