I did something funny.
A few weeks after moving to our teeny tiny town I made a little poster with my email stating that we were a young family new to the area hoping to meet other homesteading, homeschooling families. I honestly didn’t know what to expect and I felt like a bit of a boob as I waited for our post office to clear out before I sheepishly pinned the posters up, but I figured I had nothing to lose.
I can tell you I wasn’t overwhelmed with emails, but I did receive one response. From another young family living on 25 acres 10 minutes away with four year old Auren and 2 year old Fern (expecting another in late fall), many chickens, 5 pigs, 4 cats, a gentle dog, and big plans. The kids play really well together while their sweet mama and I laugh and chat easily.
The above photos were taken at their home when we met up for our second
playdate (my goodness, I hate that word) get-together. It is still early, but I think this is the beginning of something really great.
I wanted to share this lesson in stepping outside of the box and tapping into the community in your own backyard. I encourage you to try it.
Feel free to share your stories of how you are creating your own community.
go gently + be wonderful