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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!