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Sunday, October 9, 2011

In Pursuit of Happiness..... .


I love this old red New England barn.
I want to work on the farm that owns this barn.
I want the farm to have a large flock of chickens.
I want to be in charge of gathering the eggs from the chickens.
I want to experience all the growing seasons first hand and up close.
I want to go to work early while there is morning dew still clinging to the vegetables plants.
I want to hear the rattle and clunk of the old farm tractor as it heads up the road.


 I want to lovingly arrange all the fresh produce in wooden bins for the customers who come to visit.
 I want to marvel at the magic of the farmers bounty.
 I want to walk through the orchard and smell the sweet fragrance of the apples.

 Next summer if there is a farm stand position I think I might just apply.  Talk about being in heaven!!!
 
"Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness."  
Letter from Thomas Jefferson to George Washington (1787





31 comments:

  1. Your farm dreams are mine as well, only I wish it was my own farm of course. ;)

    I think it would be a WONDERFUL idea to apply to work on a farm next year. And then you can tell us all about it!

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  2. Wow what beautiful farm. I think it looks like so much fun and I think you are the woman for the job. I think it would be the perfect day job. I bet hands down you would be the best chicken lady they ever had.
    Beautiful place.

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  3. LOVE this post and especially the quote-how true!

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  4. Bravo! Well said! I love that barn too! Looks like you had a lovely day!

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  5. Sounds like fun! I had a great job working at a nursery from Thanksgiving through New Years! Everyone was so happy as they bought their poinsettias and Christmas tree:@)

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  6. What a wonderful post. The pictures are gorgeous. I could no longer do the work but I would shop there!
    Carol

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  7. That's a pristine barn...well cared for by people who must feel just like you!
    When I was a kid, I spent a month on a working farm. It was quite an experience!

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  8. My husband was raised on a farm and still talks about the good times, but is was not an easy life.
    Love that Letter from Thomas Jefferson.
    Rita

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  9. I wanted all those things too...AND THEN I DID IT!!! AND I am HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!

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  10. A lot of hard work, but I can think of no more important, yet under rated professional than being an independent farmer - IMHO, we should be bringing back small farmer farm subsidies as part of Obama's big 'jobs bill' initiative ...

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  11. Gee, you do make it sound lovely. I never thought I wanted to work on a farm before, but after reading this it sounds perfect. I love barns. I don't know what it is about barns but they seem to draw us in with a romantic nostalgia.

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  12. Beautiful pictures and admirable aspirations. I think Thomas Jefferson's quote still holds true today, don't you? I'll help gather eggs and pick apples. Bonnie

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  13. Looks like we were up to the same thing last week. On the hunt for our perect RED BARN. I found mine and am sure glad you found yours. Back to reality and another load of laundry.

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  14. Ooh...I love that barn too. And I'd love it for my chickies! I grew up on a farm. My brother is a farmer now, and it's a very hard way to make a living these days. I do love to visit and work at his farm stand though. I'm just glad I'm not the one who has to worry about the crops, the weather, the weeds, the market, etc. :)

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  15. Beautiful shots, love that barn. What a great idea to work there, you make it sound wonderful.

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  16. Your prose is so poetic! An awakening of sorts and as inspirational as it is aspirational. My goodness... I need all your wants!

    P.S. I've made your zucchini bread over and over again and thought, "If this is so delicious with zucchini, it's got to work with bananas, apples, pears, carrots and lots of other ingredients. So far, I tried it with apples, and it was sooooo good!"

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  17. yep... i see your resume submission:
    "my heart bursts open when in proximity to this farm...i want to make it mine!" that should do it! you are hired! :)
    xok.

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  18. HOW TRUE!!! beautiful post and beautiful pictures
    mary x

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  19. Gorgeous photos! I'm with you on all counts. Farm stand job sounds perfect to me. Sometimes I feel as if I'm living the dream - but I have an 'if only' :) If only.. I could drop the day job.. lol. -Tammy

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  20. oh such beautiful photos! i know what you mean, it's the reason why i love working at the farmers' market, but wow working at a barn, that's soem lovely sights!

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  21. Why I do believe you need a flock of lovely ladies, once you become a chicken keeper, you quickly realize what you have been missing. Lovely post, sending greetings from Maine, Julie.

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  22. I would like the job too, but, not the getting up early! I am not a morning person.

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  23. Beautiful pictures and a post straight from the heart. I think of you often up in New England... the place I sometimes wish I had lived!

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  24. Makes me smile, beautiful photos, beautiful dreams.

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  25. Truly beautiful!! Happy Friday!

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  26. I would love that too... your photos are beautiful!

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