Times are Changing

 In 2016, we will go from a full nest to one chick.  Our feathers are a little ruffled because of it. The boys are becoming men and moving out to make lives of their own.  It's exciting to see but frightening for us as parents too. Just last week, our middle son jumped out of the nest and flew 1500 miles away. He has accepted an internship at an prominent english equestrian barn in Nevada.  It was a big leap but he was ready.

 Later this year our oldest has plans of moving out as he finishes his pre-med bachelor's degree and prepares to attend medical school. That will leave our youngest and it probably won't be long til he follows his brothers down the road and away from everyday farm life.

It's time for us as a couple to decide where to focus our time and attention on the farm.  Since moving here, so much of what we have done was for the boys ~ animals they wanted to raise or projects they wanted to try.   Times are changing in the little red farmhouse and we must change with them.

So, we find ourselves dreaming and redesigning this little farm into something that we can maintain and manage on our own. We're tossing around ideas because we really aren't sure yet what WE want to do. We DO know we needed something just for fun on the farm ~ a place for pure rest and enjoyment after a day of work. We made a huge step toward that! Our 2015 project will be unveiled soon but here is a sneak peek.


  1. Kim,
    It is hard as parents to accept that our kids want to leave us. LOL! I can imagine that the farm is beginning to change some since the boys are leaving. It sounds as though you should be quite proud of the men they are becoming.

  2. Love the peek at the new outdoor kitchen area! Can't wait to see the whole thing.

  3. It is never easy to let them go but you seem to have plans of your own. Love the new outdoor area.

  4. Congratulations to you for raising fine young men. Thank you for sharing life on your farm with us. Your outdoor area looks very cool! Can't wait to see more and hear more about your boys' next adventures!

  5. Oh wow Kim, bless your heart. Our three older daughters left the coop within 6 months of each other, it was heart breaking. That is a very hard season you all are in. You have raise 3 very fine young men. Who will do you proud. Looking forward to the new changes and the outdoor area.

    1. I'm sure you understand then. Thanks for the encouragement

  6. Your boys have the confidence to face the lives they have chose. You've done a fabulous job in preparing them for life. Congratulations!
    Looking forward to seeing the next chapters for the farm.

  7. Wow, hard to believe your boys are growing up and moving out already! Congratulations to them, as they head out and begin their adult lives. And congratulations to you and your husband, for raising such capable adults!


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