Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hello Livonia Michigan!

Sometimes you don't know what you are looking for until you find it. A friend of mine who I used to work with called me today from Livonia, Michigan. We chatted about old times and she caught me up on the all the happenings at my old place of work. I was surprised when she mentioned my recent adventure with the Fox. I had no idea that folks from work were reading my blog.

Hello Everyone!

My friend, who only knew me as a city girl, asked if the Commander had a farming background....I told her he didn't. When I related the story to the Commander later he said that my answer was not true, he stated that he spent a lot of time working with a Fischer Price Farm set. We both laughed and laughed!

He later added that the See n Say was one of his all time favorites...."The cow goes - Moooo! Here is a Duck - Quack Quack Quack!" That was the extent of his farm experience, yet here we are.

My friend told me that everyone loved to hear about my adventures and that they often had a difficult time imagining me actually living this kind of life. No one there would have ever imagined in their wildest dreams that one day I would be; birthing goats, herding lambs, eating my own chicken eggs, or firing a shotgun at a rabid fox.

My mother told the Commander during her last visit that I was her city girl and she was shocked at how happy I was living in the middle of nowhere surrounded by all these animals. This was never a dream of mine and yet here I am living it, and I can't put into words how happy I am.

So once again, "Hello Livonia! I have a little advice for everyone. Don't be afraid to change course when the moment arrives. It may be safe to stay on the traveled path but what adventures are you missing just beyond the horizon? The life I am living is not one I could have ever imagined so no amount of pre-planning could have gotten me to this destination. If you aren't truly happy then you need to change course and find your way...wherever it takes you."

Anyone else out there wake up one day and ask themselves; "How in the world did I end up here and find myself exactly where I belong?"


  1. You just provided me with Christmas present for my grandson!! Haha

  2. Amen! Great words of wisdom. I never figured myself as a farmer, horse owner and keeper of chickens, but one day I woke up and found the rats in the race were winning and so said good by to a very good paycheck and moved halfway across Canada. I should have done it years sooner!

  3. all the time baby, all the time....

  4. All the time ;) So happy you wound up where you were supposed to be!

  5. Rain - Which ever one you choose your Grandson will be very happy! The old toys are greatly under valued these days.

    Ian - Love you line about the rats winning the race. Too many people today worried about the wrong things and forgetting to find their own happiness.

    OFG - This post fits you back story as well, thanks for the support.

    Shannon - It took me a while to get here but it was sure worth it!

  6. Hehe.. never know who is reading the blog! Great post. I'm so glad you are where you are in life now. You said this very well. We should never be afraid to follow paths that might not be the obvious ones for us :)

  7. First of all, I missed the whole rabid fox story and just went back and read it. You're brave! That's great you figured out what was killing your guineas earlier!

    I used to have both those toys you showed! I had forgotten about them! That was about all I knew about farm life, too!

    I tell you, I miss the city life. The simple life. Farm life is much harder than city life. There's lots more work to be done around farms, that's for darn sure! Whoever said this is simple living, they were wrong!

  8. Luckybunny - Amen, but I'm hoping there aren't anymore surprises looming.

    Lynn - I wouldn't go back to the city for anything. This kind of work is not too bad.