Twelve years ago, I moved to Central NY. There was a job opportunity that was the initial draw, but part of the attraction was that I could purchase land and raise sheep. I had been teaching weaving and associated fiber arts in the Northern Virginia area for 15 years, and was very interested in exploring the full life-cycle of fiber.
My corporate associates didn't understand it. My weaving students didn't understand it. My friends didn't understand it. It was a very lonely decision.
It has taken a long time to decide to blog. Part of the deliberation was "what is the focus of this activity?" I would like to build a community and promote the farm. I would like for others to see what attracted me here and what keeps me here. And, I suspect, I would like to remind myself.