Ten Days in Seven


Perhaps it stems from my active imagination.  Just last night I dreamt up a new business idea that spreads the love of farming to young children and would be very popular.  What if we had Farmgirl birthday parties?  I could bring a baby animal and farmgirl treats and as the farmgirl myself (little kids love my flowy dresses and aprons), I could have a little side job.  Add that to my list!

Or perhaps it was out of necessity as entrepreneurs before Doug went back to work that we had to make every idea and hobby a business of some sort because that is how we made it, a little here, a little there.

A homesteading school, a BIG farm (as Maryjane describes it) that can have camps and visitors and provide food for the community (and us), and…birthday parties…and, oh yea, my shop and my herbal school, and I should be able to fit in a cup of coffee and a shower on Tuesdays maybe.

I think I need a ten day week.  A ten day week would allow me to fulfill all my business ideas and have plenty of time to garden and read and watch my grandbaby.  I know I am not the only one out there with a shortage of time.  With too short of time we all really only have time to do what we really love.

With the empty canvas ahead of us, we are planning our farm, but what kind of farm?  We think our best farm was in Kiowa.  A large plot in a small town with a huge pumpkin patch on a main road, with chickens and goats in the back yard.  It was fun, it was easy.  What I am is a plant medicine healer.  My shop is the cornerstone of my existence, as is being a mother/grandmother/wife.  A homestead is our life, our breath, what we really, really want and naturally live as, but can just provide for us.  Outside of that I have room for one more thing.  Maybe finish more books or take longer walks.  Maybe I don’t need fifteen businesses.  Maybe I can just live within seven days.  And in the meantime, I will live for today….while secretly planning chicken breeds.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Kim says:

    Let me know when you are ready. I have a few itsy bitsy lambs that we could use for your parties…..!

    1. Farmgirl says:

      Maryjane wants 2 black sheep! ha!

  2. Be sure to include good hygiene and hand-washing in your birthday parties! I hate it when I read about a petting zoo or similar being blamed on an outbreak of illness.

    1. Farmgirl says:

      Indeed! Probably will never come to fruition but I’ll keep that mind! I would be nervous having a bunch of kids with my little ones!

      1. I love the idea, though. Have thought of doing something similar, too. It’s important to try to think out all obstacles to overcome and prepare for!

  3. Wouldn’t it be grand if the weeks were longer, we would have longer years and a longer time on earth to get through all the things we need to do, want to do or are on our wish list to do. Let me know if you find a way in the meantime, like you, I’ll try to fit in as much as I can in the time that I have.

    1. Farmgirl says:

      It certainly would be lovely. ❤

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