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Someday I want to have a flower farm. Entrepreneur I am not, so this flower farm dream is not necessarily a realistic one. I can’t just strike out there today and do this – need a steady paycheck, you know? This is the “when I win the lottery” dream. This is the dream of what I "gift" back to the world. I don't want it to be a business, I want it to be a gift.Picture Source: www.kenridgeevents.com
It was so long ago that this flower farm idea “came to me”. Someone asked me recently, where did you come up with your blog name? I like to think that it didn’t come from me . . . that the Holy Spirit whispered it to me. The vision first was the “Sunrise to Sunset Daytime Retreat Center” and then it worked into the “First Fruits Flower Farm.”
Picture Source: 3.bp.blogspot.comI’m not thinking that I’m going to describe this flower farm today, what I’m hoping for it to be all about. That’s a big task. Yet, somewhere I got the idea that the farm will need a blog and that’s where this blog got its name.
Picture Source: www.thefirlwhokeepsdreaming.tumblr.comSo far this blog is just a little of this, a little of that . . . and not much of anything about the flower farm. Yet for so many years I’ve thought that I just need to do these little things as a symbol that I really do believe in this dream. So there are now business cards for the flower farm and a computer mouse pad with the farm’s name. I even bought an old VW bus years ago that I thought would be great for the farm (it wasn’t – the engine caught on fire). It was my hippie van – complete with flower stickers all over it. So now I think that something more like this pink beauty one day belongs on my farm.
Picture Source: Pam Evans CateSometimes it’s just a hobby farm for me and my love, complete with sheep in the pasture and chickens roaming the grounds.
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And sometimes it’s the one that’s shared with others.
Source: www.hgtv.comI guess only time will tell. Deep in my heart I know that my dream will one day become a reality.
So for now, I’ve returned to this blog. Last week I attended a Blog Forum hosted by the Vintage Bricoleur (www.thevintagebricoleur.blogspot.com). It was fun to meet and get exposed to some other folks that have a blog. And I committed myself to once again take up this endeavor.
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