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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I Have a Daydream

Tractor Supply (website here) is a chain of farm supply stores. They offer horse and other farm animal supplies, wild bird feeders and food, cat and dog supplies, all kinds of equipment and repair parts, wood stoves, fencing, seed...etc.

Tractor Supply offers plans to build this Gypsy Hen Caravan Coop

Their current circular showcased an advertisement for baby chicks and chicken coops. The chicks were $2.29 each! They also had assorted ducks for $4.49 each.  I am thinking, wow, I could just run up the street to Tractor Supply and buy some chicks and ducks, just like that. Not that I would. Living in an urban environment would not be appropriate for livestock; I think also a special permit would be needed. And what exactly would I do with a duck? (no, I would not raise it for dinner!!)



Thinking about chicks and ducks reminded me of a daydream I have every now and then. Since I was about 8 or 9, I have dreamed of living on a farm. Of course I realize the reality of farm life would not be the same as my daydream. I don't think I could handle a working farm life.


My daydream is about having a nice old house on just a few acres. There would be lots of wooded areas, a large pond with a big old weeping willow growing near it.  There would be ducks in the pond. And chickens (for eggs), a small kitchen garden with herbs and tomatoes, perhaps a larger veggie garden for growing good stuff to freeze for over winter. No cows or pigs, though. Maybe a goat or two. Definitely lots of room for dogs to run.

The privacy would be wonderful for outdoor rituals; regular sacred fires in a big bonfire pit. And of course a field for a maze, or perhaps a labyrinth. Lots of fresh air, perennials growing, beautiful night skies.

A peaceful life on a bit of land, with animals and gardens. Family and friends. Woods to wander in, connecting with the trees and perhaps the Fae. A natural environment where the sense of divinity is so real and true. What more could a Wiccan want? That's my daydream. I enjoy visiting there every so often!

16 comments:

Danni said...

It seems we have similar daydreams. I think living in a big old farmhouse with some chickens, goats and a big old vegetable patch would be divine.

Jan said...

It sounds like the perfect dream, Robin. I would love to see it come true for you :)

I love that chicken coop!!! My aunt raised chickens for many years, but her coop didn't look so exotic as this one! She loved the eggs, too.

I love your dream my friend~~~

Hugs, Jan

mxtodis123 said...

I grew up in a part of New Jersey that they called 'farm country'. I loved it. Right about now I wish I never left.
Mary

Lady Caer Morganna said...

Sounds like heaven to me, my sister!!! I'm with you!

Big hugs,

Kim

Linda in New Mexico said...

I visit my friends farm and come home and ponder how we could manage to do it. They live on what is considered a "hobby farm". Just 12 acres but look how many donkeys they have, and ducks and dogs and goats....er and skunks and snakes and gophers and mice......and wow, it sure is nice to be able to visit my friends, day dream and make a quick trip to the mall. hehehehehe Oma Linda

Magic Love Crow said...

I love your dream Robin ;o) And, I hope it comes true ;o) I have a dream very close to yours ;o) My mom was raised on a farm, and from what I have heard and from the pictures I have seen, it's a lot of work. But, as my mom would say, it was good work ;o)

Ametrine Knowing-Willow said...

Lovely dream Robin! Tractor Supply happens to be one of my favorite stores. I absolutely love that gypsy wagon coop. We even have a few chickens to go with it! :)

Chatelaine said...

Sounds divine, nature, open space, animals. Perfection, I hope you do realize your dream.

I would love to own a farm and use it as an animal sanctuary.

Aine said...

Me too!!!

Just the other day when we were on our way to the beach (to find stones) We saw a real estate sign and had to take a peek. It was a large wooded piece of land with a cottage hidden in the wood. DREAM. I immediately thought of bonfires and drumming outside on warm summer nights. Annnd so, I added that land to my lottery win list. In my dream, I have a milk cow and some chickens.

Jeanne said...

Love that chicken coop! A lot of municipalities now allow chickens in backyards. If we didn't have dogs (and bird-crazy cats) I'd probably consider them....

Ashling said...

That's a wonderful dream...so mote it be!

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I wanted to be a farmer when I grew up but I don't think I had any idea what it is to be a farmer. I thought they mostly walked around scratching cows and pigs behind the ears all day :-) :-)

I can have hens as I like to here where I live but I've decided I'll have to wait until I retire so I can have enough time to care for them properly.

But I would prefer to have a pig instead of goats, they are cute but they are a bit to curious and they can escape any kind of fencing! I don't know how often I almost have hit goats on my way to work.

There's a farm that has two of the most beautiful goats I've ever seen, but they always escape and runs out in to the street where everyone drives fast.

Have a great day and keep on dreaming :-)
Christer.

AkasaWolfSong said...

Oh I'm smilin' here Robin...you've the exact same dream as I only in my dream I live next to a beautiful stream and by the stream is an old wooden dock with a rowboat tied up to it. :) And there I sit in the boat fishing, with a wide-brimmed straw hat. :)

What a lovely dream Beautiful One!

AkasaWolfSong said...

P.S. I'd love to have that coop for a little Witch Hut! :)

Autumn Haven said...

I grew up on a farm. When I became an adult, I married a guy from town and have been stuck here ever since. Farm life is not easy...but it is so worth it!

SharleneT said...

I had the dream, Robin, and loved every second of it. 16 acres of my own world. But times changed and I got a little too old to care for it by myself (and not willing to marry for the labor!). Now, I'm down to just two acres but am much more able to take care of it and enjoy the fruits of my gardens and orchard. It can be done and can be found. Just never stop looking and it will come to you.