By now most of our friends and family know that we are moving 475 miles north to a new farm. If you don’t I apologize, while I love Facebook for pictures and sharing, it has never seemed quite right to share about our move on there. I am going to do my best and explain what has been going on the past year to cause us to take this leap of faith!
Jeremy and I have been learning more in the past years to listen to God’s leading and improve our relationships with him. On Christmas eve 2010, a tractor showed up on our door step from a family who were growing closer to God as we now are. Since then we have felt at peace with him continuing to farm. He was offered an agronomist position in 2013 that allowed him to continue to farm. It also allowed us to pray and open our ears to God. At that time God clearly called me home from the workforce. Everything has not been a bed of roses. Jeremy travels a lot, and things have not improved for the farm. While we were still making payments we knew that something needed to change. We just weren’t sure what.
Last fall God led us to find a farm in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with enough acreage for us to justify our current equipment and cheap enough to make it a feasible purchase. It has been through a lot of prayer, and seeking guidance that in February we began the process. The sellers were also praying and felt like out of all the potential buyers that we are the best fit for the property. Jeremy will continue his agronomist job and will be closer to a lot of his clients. We have been able to spend some time with the current owners and will miss them when they leave.
Everyone asks, if I am on board, and yes I am. Once we started considering the property I felt like it was God calling us there. In fact I’m really excited about moving to a new place and meeting new friends. At the same time, I’m hoping for a lot of visitors and phone calls from down south! While it doesn’t completely make sense to move a way from family, friends, and our established business here, we know God is leading us. We are taking a leap of faith, and trusting him. I’ve very excited to find out what he has in store for our family as “Yoopers!”
The property is an old dairy farm and includes a 5 bedroom farm house. The kids are excited to be spreading out some. We plan to keep one room for guests and also have plenty of room for campers. Please keep praying as we need one more financial issue to be resolved but are planning to move up and rent the farm until then. We will be keeping our current email addresses and cell phone numbers.