Friday, June 4, 2010

Moving Day!

Well, we are moving to a new neighborhood tomorrow. June 5, 2010 is the big day to haul most of our belongings across the IL/WI state line. Our new neighbors are pictured above. They are nice girls! We will miss many things about our friendly little neighborhood, but we are moving on to follow the dreams that have been a long time in the making. We are certainly ready for the transition considering that we have been renovating the farm house for 3 years and living in two different places for as long. However, the change does not come without it's share of emotions and difficulties. A few tears were shed by Elli and I (Jen) on her last day of kindergarten as she said goodbye to her best little friends for the last time.

We are beginning a new chapter in our lives, almost a whole new book! We hope and plan to make Jordan Prairie our forever home and make the beautiful little plot of fertile land our life's work. We are blessed! Blessed to have the "Gift of Good Land" if I can steel a book title from Wendel Berry. We are blessed to have support from so many family and friends. We are blessed to have each other and the amazing opportunity to raise our little girls in the country!

I hope that you will follow along on the adventure as we grow and learn as farmers, parents and stewards of the land. If you are following our journey on this blog let us know, we would love to hear your comments and questions! Thanks ~ Jen


  1. I am so proud of you guys!! There will always be those sad moments when you make big changes. There will be tears (especially for our sensitive darling Elli). But embrace the moment and look forward to the amazing adventure that is your future!

  2. I love this blog. If I squint my eyes and look at the pix of the girls I can almost pretend you are still living in the house adjoining our backyard. It'll be fun keeping up with you, seeing what your house looks like and hearing about what's going on with the farm, and the family. We're thrilled for you all and look forward to seeing you again in your new home..