We are most familiar with holy places such as temples, churches and cathedrals, but who isn’t equally awestruck with the natural world and its ancient trees, rivers and sacred stones? A farmer is immersed in the natural world and notices its miracles daily. Miracles of soil regeneration, seeds sprouting and the births of newborn animals. Weather patterns, annual migrations, and life cycles are all a part of a farmer’s relationship with Mother Nature. As a modern-day Farm Pilgrim there are many opportunities to take notice of the marvels a farm presents.
Are you ready to be a Farm Pilgrim? No need to book accommodations, secure the typical transport of plane, train or automobile, or check itineraries. This journey starts in your heart with a willingness to learn new things and make long-term sustainable changes. We encourage you to “rest and stay awhile” when visiting each farm stop. This is a pilgrimage of both purpose & project with many discoveries and delights along the way. Each destination affords a reprieve from modern life and an opportunity to absorb ancient ways of living. The point of this pilgrimage is to ask the questions and obtain the answers your soul has been seeking. Questions like “How do I create a life for my family that is life-sustaining?” or “How far am I willing do go in order to carry out my dream of self-reliance?”
To begin, you will notice multiple “farm stops” along a pre-determined route. When you click on any destination, it will light up and prompt you to click through to that farmer or retailer’s website. When arriving you can peruse their offerings for purchase and/or obtain helpful information in order to grow your farm and garden knowledge base. Each contributor along the route is highlighted in our monthly newsletter, The Farmgirl Monthly (). This small publication holds a wealth of information starting with a Featured Farm Craft, Farm Crafts for sale, Farm Tradition articles, a Farmhouse Kitchen Recipe and Farm Extras. Please follow along as we introduce our beloved contributors one-by-one on all our social media channels. You will surely be inspired and come away feeling a connection to the farm like never before, along with new found abilities to elevate your own life to sacred. We hand you a passport to virtually travel with us and become pilgrims of change!!