We’re at the halfway point. We left Hamilton three weeks ago, and in another three weeks we will be heading East to the woods of Nova Scotia. However, we’ve been slow making plans for leaving.
Up until now we’ve been incredibly busy with the country-rush of cropping. Almost every hour has been spent prepping soil and planting. But things are finally starting to slow down.
This week has been good. Since our arrival we’ve been able to establish new routines, new sleep patterns, and reconnect with special friends that we’ve missed. But the biggest thing we’ve noticed this week is that feeling of getting into the groove. We’re starting to settle down. Work on the farm is becoming more comfortable, meals are regular, family time is a common occurrence, and everything feels fine. Everybody is getting used to each other and it feels good.
It’s nice to have something normal to hold on to while we’re here. But everything we experience is taken with a grain of salt in the knowledge that something else is coming up. We’re already halfway through our stay at the farm. Soon we will have to pack everything up again and get ready for the ultimate strip-down to the simplest we’ve ever lived.
We like our warm showers and clean clothes. Small things that we’ve taken for granted are going to become very difficult, if not impossible, when we move out. We won’t have electricity, we won’t have running water (apart from the river we will be living beside). There will be no dryer, no stove, no lights.
We’ve settled into this life here at the farm and things are comfortable. Now that we’re getting into the groove, it’s important for us to use the extra time to continue planning for the trip. We need to remind ourselves of what we’re preparing for. It’s easy to get comfortable, and right now that’s not what we’re looking for.
We are moving to the woods, after all. ;)