Our daughter Amy and her husband woke up one morning a couple of years ago and both said they had a dream--the same dream: They believed they should start a farm.
Now, of all our kids, Amy had always been the most
And now, all of a sudden, she said, she wanted to give it all up and homestead a farm. Find some bare land somewhere and live off the land . . . and, if possible, off the grid. I.e., beholden to no one, disconnected from all the trappings of modern life.
Something like that.
Well, it took a couple of years. She and Phil did a lot of research. They took the time, at least, to try their hand at gardening while they still had a "regular" suburban home in Boulder, Colorado.
But back in the late summer/early fall of 2008, they took a trip across the country and looked at a number of potential areas in which to find their Shangri-La. Eventually they settled on a plot of close to 40 acres in north-central Virginia--about 20 miles south of Charlottesville, officially in a town called Esmont, but, if you look on Google Maps, halfway between Megan's Meadows and Turkey Run.
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Amy started a blog that recounts their adventures--and misadventures--beginning last July when they first moved to their undeveloped property.
It's been non-stop excitement ever since.
Want to read a modern-day Little House on the Prairie-style story? Go to Virginia is for Lykoshes. You will not be disappointed.
I have few doubts that one day what you read and see there (yes, there are photos!) will become a book most definitely worth reading. But you can read it in raw form today at no charge!