Low Arvie, June 2005
Have you ever had a dream?
A dream of living life to its fullest extent.
A dream where life is varied, exciting, perhaps not always carefree but where there are no problems, just challenges which you meet head on, with joy in your heart and the determination to succeed in your head…where there is no one standing over you ready to criticise or harass…where you wake every morning happy to greet the day, whatever the weather…where you know that there may be hard work ahead, but that when you reach your bed again at night, the chances are much better than even that you will be looking back upon a day of fulfilment and satisfaction ….. a life that means that when you are too old to work any more and you can only sit by the fire and re-live your yesterdays, all the memories will make you smile.
A farm, a small piece of land that we could call our own, where we could live out the second half of our lives in harmony with nature and at peace with the world, perhaps grow corn or rear cows, whatever the land we bought dictated. This was our dream. We were lucky. We found it and we live it. It wasn’t easy, it took a lot of searching, a long time to realise, but this is the story of what happened when we did.
I hope you enjoy sharing our journey and that it will give you pause for thought about the life you live now and, if you find that it is less than perfect, that you will be inspired to follow your dream, whatever that might be…