Our two year anniversary managing Buxton is around the corner. Time slips by! I can still remember the moment I fell in love with this beautiful part of the country. We were visiting Polyface. I was standing next to the millenium feathernet talking to then apprentice Matt R. It was humid but comfortable. A brief afternoon gush of rain showers just completed our afternoon PIDS session. It was refreshing. As I stood in that fertile green field, the song of hundred happy hens before me, I felt an invincible embrace although unseen all around me. I felt at home.
I’m really not certain what other kind of experience could have provoked our move across the country. Aligning with the Salatins is a magnificent manifestation that came into fruition with ease and anticipation. The yearning in my heart to work with Polyface has felt nearly reverent. Even the threat of hard work in a rural place where we knew no one wasn’t at the forefront of our thoughts. When friends warned us it would be challenging (all those animals), we didn’t waver. We were summoned to this farm, this journey, and as a result we are forever changed.
The rewards this experience with Polyface has given us are impossible to fully measure right now. I sense the pulse of these nuances every time I see us leaving Buxton Farm. It’s hard to describe the appreciation but it’s profound. As our second season winds down we are considering our next logical step. We’re summoning our next home.
In addition to being a working farm, Buxton has also felt like a sanctuary. In some ways, a retreat. Buxton is quiet and private. Truly a gorgeous peaceful setting. Crystal clear air, clean water, and breathtaking views contribute to being a perfect place to renew the soul and body.
We asked for this dance with Polyface, we got it! And so much more. Keeping up to speed with the abundance in our lives makes life terribly interesting. What more can we ask for?