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Just an update. I finished up my teaching position in Hastings in mid April. It was such a good feeling to get all the loose ends wrapped up, my last papers graded and to be on our way back to our friends and family on the other side of the North Island. We then had a 6 week wait until we could take over our new farm on June 1.  But as it usually seems to happen with us, that didn’t pan out as we expected. A week before June, another farm popped up that took our interest so we stayed where we were for 4 more weeks until the tender date on that farm of interest was passed to see if we might get that one. If we got that one, we would have to sell the one we just bought which was a long shot in such a short amount of time, but we thought we would give it a go. Long story short, that didn’t happen.

We are all wondering what purpose all that was for, but it seems our mindset was changed through that process and the time that elapsed while we didn’t move into our farm allowed a few more new opportunities to begin presenting themselves. So, we are in the 3rd week of June, and we still don’t know what we are doing. We are going to wait another couple of weeks to see how things pan out. Our options are the following:

1. We move to the new farm in the end after all. We move into that house there and think about some more permanent plans.

2. We swap the farm we just took over for another farm that a friend owns up North. This would mean we move up there for a couple years and develop the land. After this we would look for another farm to finally move to and settle into.

There are lots of smaller little options in each of the above scenarios, but essentially those are the two main ideas.

It’s a crazy life. My husband and his dad are visionaries. They have all sorts of crazy ideas. Some of them come to fruition, and some of them don’t, but there’s one thing that is always for sure, it’s an interesting and fascinating ride.

Anyway, in the past 2 months we have just been living life parked up in our bus, helping Darren’s dad with his other 2 farms. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and planning on my homeschool plans for Boy. Soon I’ll be starting him on that. Beyond that, we’ve been doing chores together, exploring nature together, doing experiments and trying to be patient waiting for what doors God opens next for us.

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