It’s the place where we most often feel secure and at peace, a place where we belong. I sit back and realize just how “at home” I feel here. The last 1 1/2 years I’ve called Polyface “home.” Of course, home is also my family and where I’m from, but there’s something so special about Swoope, Virginia.
It’s hard to believe that I have only four weeks left until I leave. My employment at Polyface is ending, and I am looking forward to the next season – yet, it’s difficult to imagine that this season of life is coming to a close.
Seasons always bring changes. Fall is bringing beautiful leaves, but also the chilliness of winter. Leaving Polyface is bringing me back home to my family’s farm for a season before marrying Ben in 2012.
But it also means that this time here is almost over. Moving out means not maneuvering acrobatic stunts to make my top bunk bed every morning. Or hearing Michael (the dog) bark at 3 am.
But there’s a lot to miss, too. I’m so grateful to the Salatins and Polyface Farm for giving the opportunity to be here. It’s been a blessing. I’ll miss the community, washing eggs & laughing, late night movies, working the store with Wendy, having a wonderful roommate in Brie – she’s funny and sweet and such a great friend.
Yes, this season is almost over. I’m reminiscing, and I’m grateful. Oh so grateful.