Providence View Farm: WE HAVE A NAME!!!

We have a name!
Hal and I have been trying to come up with a name for the farm for a few days and had many ideas but we have decided on Providnce View Farm.
Providence means:
noun (often initial capital letter) the foreseeing care and guidance of God or nature over the creatures of the earth. (initial capital letter) God, especially when conceived as omnisciently directing the universe and theaffairs of humankind with wise benevolence. a manifestation of divine care or direction. We believe that this farm is God’s great direction for our lives and are looking forward to seeing and fulfilling His plan with it.
So what do we plan on doing with the farm? well we have talked about it and so far we have come up with, raising chickens for eggs and meat. Raising cattle or a cow for beef. We plan on growing vegetables and fruit in a garden as well as a greenhouse for food for not only us but to sell as well as providing for the needs of the community around us. We also plan on growing earthworms to sell. This is a lot to think about as the land doesn’t have places really built for any of these things so we are going to have to develop it. Thankfully there are plenty of resources locally to help us with that. We also plan on doing it in small steps and will be doing it in a 4 year process, so taking it on all at once is not something we are looking to do. We don’t want to be overwhelmed and take on too much at once.
So something we have struggled with is finding friends and making connections with others. We have found a church that we like and are seeing that there are several families that have kids that are the same age as ours or that are close in age.
Something that is obvious about moving to a new place where you don’t know anyone is also obvious. Meeting people and making friends. Where do you do that? How do you do that? what if they don’t like me? Ok, so that one seems like something a kid would say but I think I can safely say that it happens more often than not with grown ups as well. I think finding those deep connections is important. I learned long ago that its better to hav few friends who are close than many who really don’t know you at all. this is something I have carried into my adult life and it can be wonderful to have those in your circle who knows you the most but it can also be scary since putting yourself out there to be friends in the first place is hard. I am so glad we have made friends here and that the kids are making friends was well. The people here are so kind and hospitable. It almost amazes me how sweet they are and I’ll take it.
So our creature hunters have done it again. Halim found this little orange Salamander after all the rain we have had. He was so excited to find it and had a hard time letting it go but alas I had to tell him no.
Then we were watching Tv we spotted this tiny Tree Frog hanging out on the window screen. Man, oh, man the cutest things.
So we have started school with the littles. Pa. law says that we can start when they are 8 but we have decided to get and early start. I am going to be pulling stuff from the internet but also from a scope and sequence that I found on the Monarch curriculum from Alpha Omega Publications. This makes me more than excited because I have no idea what I’m doing and this gives me a start.
So Alima went on an overnight event with the kids at the church. She had so much fun and was able to build closer friendships and I am so happy for her. She has found good people and makes good friends but someone missed her so badly and stuck by her side the whole day. What a good dog. we know who his favorite person is.
And then Halim had to do dishes so I guess Molon is a bit fickle in who he chooses to be loyal too.
We love our shower. There are 9, yes, 9 shower heads. Hal calls it his human carwash. I don’t care, I love it. I know that might be to much info for most people butI really love that the kids can get into a bin and then its their personal indoor pool. They are happ

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