After a couple week hiatus, I am glad to announce that Family Farm Friday is back! :)
Family farms are a special thing. Even on the other side of the world.
I was reading an article last week about a man who gave up an exciting life of travel to return home to his family farm in New Zealand. When questioned about his "sacrifice" he gave the reporter the quote you see at the beginning of this blog. Even when he left, he felt a lure back to his family's farm.
I know exactly what he is talking about. Every time I go home for a weekend or a holiday, I hate leaving. Every single time the following thought goes through my head. "I could just quit my job, sell my house, exchange my car for a truck and move out here and never leave!" So far, I have not acted on this impluse.....but maybe some day. :)
It's funny to me that Scott from New Zealand and I can both share this attitude, even though we live in different worlds and we have never met. I guess maybe the key is that we don't actually live in different worlds. We live in the same world---the world of a family farm. I think when you raised on a family farm, there is just something in your blood that is different from people who were raised in different places.
And whatever it is that gets in your blood is apparently the same even on the other side of the world.