I want to grow things. To nurture life and restore the earth to a healthier state of being.

I would like to be able to sustain myself and my family.

To be less dependent on outside resources. To know that if (when) the world as we currently know it implodes, that I will be able to take care of myself and my family.

I feel connected to the earth. I like to feel the soil in my hands. I love the physical labor involved with caring for the wild and natural things.

I talk to the animals; The bees and the spiders. The worms and pill bugs. The birds, bunnies and deer.

Sooner, rather than later, I would like to live on a plot of land that will allow me the opportunity to create a nurturing space. Where we can share the bounty of our toils. Where we will be able to create things that will fill our hearts with joy. Where we can sit with nature and listen to her voice.

Someday, I have to believe that it will come to fruition.