Now that our mornings are more for ourselves, I have time to meditate. My latest spot for meditating is in our beautiful new “farm office.” Local gifted artisanal woodworker, John Achin built our portable office this summer. It’s a beautiful space and sits on the farm overlooking the river.
It’s a great place to gather your thoughts. Quiet setting, beautifully crafted, small and cozy. I was inspired to own something like this a few years ago. The best part of this creation is that when our work is done at Buxton, it goes with us, it’s on wheels!
I love this time of the year. For me it’s not about the commercial aspect of the holidays, it’s the energy. I love the energy of the holidays. My favorite is winter solstice but who doesn’t feel like they have things to be grateful for at Thanksgiving?
Our first season was a wonderful success. There are things we would not do again, so rest assured we’re teachable! Always learning. Isn’t that the joy of life, taking risks, making mistakes, getting on solid ground again-I like to say, “coming up for air.”. Really it’s the thrill of life experience that builds character and promise. When we think about all the new things we took on at one time, we gasp. What were we thinking! New state, new home, new career, new community, new projects, new friends, new climate, new community lifestyle, so many animals to get familiar with! In the midst of the season there were moments when we thought we could hardly keep up.
I’m not sure if it was the beauty of this old farm or the people who wish for us to succeed at Buxton that pulled us through our doubt, either way we hung in there and now with the season ending we can rejoice! I am certain that my husband is the anchor that makes everything possible at Buxton. This time last year we were filled with curiosity and eagerness about Buxton. Now, with one year behind us, we have a slightly better map to follow for next year, and for that we are truly grateful. Happy Thanksgiving!