Winter finally arrived to the Upper Peninsula right after Christmas. So far it continues to be mild and we are enjoying sledding and learning to use snow shoes. Jeremy is enjoying snowmobiling and fixing his machine! Life continues up here as normal just with a few more clothes. Today is our first snow day for both the kids and community college where I am teaching due to freezing rain. The Mighty Mac has been closed a few times due to falling ice, makes it easy to stay home. Though visitors are always welcome and it’s rarely closed for very long. Warm ups to 30 slow life down slower than below 0 temperatures up here.
Plans for farming seems far off though we know it will be here soon. There is still hay to be hauled south,and tractors to repair. We are also exploring ways to expand our operation and hopefully add livestock. I am enjoying being back in the classroom and making new connections. Teaching college agriculture challenges me to consider our past and current farming methods. How will our farm be sustainable and also do our part to help feed others?
As we make plans for the coming years we have been reflecting a lot on all the changes that have occurred. As a young married couple in college we had our lives planned out. Jeremy would hay farm, I would teach high school agriculture, and we would have four kids all in Miami County, Indiana. We are very blessed to be able to continue to farm and have 4 healthy active children. We continue to trust God and his plan for us.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.