Monday, March 21, 2016
Aisling Farms is moving south....
So yep the title doesn't lie on this post. This post wont be fancy but more of an explanation as to WHY we chose this road. Some people are shocked and some have known we have wanted to move more south for a few years now. We knew when this came out and people became aware that we were going to have people not so happy with us and not understanding and asking the "why" but honestly so many reasons but one main reason is that we prayed about it as a family and talked about it alot as a family. Once we kind of started talking about it more it was almost like God just started to slowly put the pieces together for us way faster than we ever imagined. There was no need to discuss with others til we knew it was the right timing for our family and that we were going to proceed when we knew for sure we were. I feel that not all decisions people will understand and that is ok but we need to go where God calls us and I feel that we might be going in a direction that God wants to use us. So here is the big news...We are moving to Kentucky.
So yep your probably scratching your head wondering why? Well if we get the house that we put an offer on I can show you why. We love the farm life and we are expanding it basically. We call this current farm our "pre farm." We have learned alot that is for sure and we have also learned how much we enjoy this type of lifestyle for our children. So people still ask well why move if you have a farm? Well, we have some personal reasons that I dont feel everyone understands especially if those people are from the area but also my mom and many family and friends will be a within driving distance to visit them. I have missed being closer to that side of my family so I am excited to be closer than 4-5 day drive or a long flight. We enjoy a slower pace of life and southern hospitality. There will be pros and cons to every place but I never wanted to live in WA the rest of my life either and I have lived her way longer than I ever imagined. It just isn't the state for this conservative christian family. Laws and rules are changing rapidly in not a good way. We have our kids to think about and raising them in an area that is more accepting of our values and morals. I love small communities and knowing our neighbors. We also are looking at a property on 25 acres where we can expand our farming adventure in a place that is known for farming and supporting farmers.
Hubby's job made this where we chose now to do this. We have the chance to just pick up and move without worrying if a job is waiting for him. (dont worry we made sure that if a time comes and he needs to work closer to home that the opportunities are there) We wanted to do this a few years ago but owning a business locally made that dream impossible. So yep that is why we chose now.
So this is an exciting time and some people are supportive, excited and see it as a great opportunity and some are the opposite but this family I can say is rather excited and of course I have already dived into the farming groups for the area on facebook. I liked how welcoming they all were! I am glad about this because we actually have never been to Kentucky and I haven't seen the house in person but I did view it on a live chat and do a tour. I will say this is probably the most scariest part. I am thankful that I am already starting to make connections there and it is also a HUGE homeschooling supportive state. I am not sure what my plans are with that but just knowing that is great too. I have researched my tail off about the area and even spoke to a retired police officer and the currenty county sheriff about the area. I have researched the crime, schools, farm life, just about everything you can think of I have looked into. Only thing I have to make sure still is that house is on the bus route but if not no biggy. I have seen the actual road on google earth (cool app by the way) We have about 100 pictures of the property, house and even the neighbors houses ha! One big thing that helps is our agent for there is my husband's best friend and I am sure he is sick of me asking him questions by now but it has made some sleep less nights that is for sure. Colin will be visiting though before we sign final paperwork on a house and doing the inspection etc.
I will update once I know more but as of right now we put an offer in on a house and our house is on the market. I will say this has been rather hard with hubby so far! So I will take all the support you guys can give me right now! I feel a bit better and have met possibly the future church we will be trying out . This has helped me tons talking to some church folk :)
I hope you guys will stick around for this next chapter in our lives...I am exhausted so if you have questions let me know! Also my chickens and rabbits are coming with me and we will still be called Aisling Farms! There are many of you locally I am going to miss so dont make me sad ok ! :)