Taking it Slowly

Our garden 3 1/2 years ago

We’ve been slowly building up our urban farming operation over the last 4 years. We started with gardening and slowly grew our farm – moving to chickens and then acquiring goats and then rabbits. Soon we’ll have our own bee hives and we’re looking into doing pigs, chickens and ducks in the future.

For Thanksgiving we drove to Wyoming to spend it with my family. Jeanette was brave enough to take care of the farm in our absence. Halfway through the week she confessed to me that she was rather overwhelmed and wasn’t sure if what we were doing is something she wanted to do after all.

I reassured her that she could do it and that she was only feeling overwhelmed because she went from caring for one dog, 3 cats and some chickens to caring for 4 dogs, 6 cats, 18 chickens, 6 rabbits and 3 goats. The transition from where she is at to where we are at has to be gradual in order to avoid feeling overwhelmed.

Of course it doesn’t help that our dogs and cats are enough to make anyone overwhelmed all on their own.

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