Joel (My handsome hubby) and I were riding along in the car and started discussing our property in Maine and all that we need to do to make our dreams come to fruition. I then brought up my thoughts on a name for the farm. We went back and forth with a few ideas but both came to agree that it needed to show our belief in God and that our blessing of owning this farm is all because of Him. We came up with Reliant farm and both really liked it and we thought we were settled until the techie stuff came into play
We needed to make sure that we could brand the farm in all ways. We needed to make sure we could use the name for our website and for my Blog and for any farm based products that we will someday be selling. Unfortunately Reliant Farm was taken but we finally settled on RELIANCE FARM which I have come to believe is even better!
We have the Blog ready to be created as well the Website ready to be built. Now for a Logo and branding/marketing strategy. It may be early for some of this but when you realize how busy our lives will get when this project is truly up and running I think getting some of this stuff out of the way is important.
More and More Later!
We decided to camp on our new property in September to try to get a sense of what our next steps should be. We took our new camper on the road and gave it a try. Now keep in mind that even though we were staying in a camper we still had very limited power and water… FOUR DAYS and THREE NIGHTS… “NO SHOWER”
FOUR DAYS and THREE NIGHTS… “NO SHOWER”
I was so disappointed while we were on staying on the property, we saw nothing! Not a squirrel, chipmunk, deer, bear, NOTHING! I wanted to see cute animals cavorting in our woods and all I got to see was their scat. We saw deer, moose, and bear scat within a 50 feet of where our camper was situated. It could be the generator or the smell of dogs, sound of chainsaw and/or the sound of gun fire that scared every living animal off of our property! LOL… We were not quiet. Joel did say that he saw two small frogs while he was working but I have no proof!
I had to break out my rubber boots for the occasion since it had rained for days, up to and including our drive up to Maine it was wet
Our Dogs didn’t mind at all… They ran around and enjoyed getting dirtier than ever!
My husband enjoyed the ability to walk out into our “backyard” to shoot. We can’t do that in Connecticut!
We didn’t get a lot of work done while we were in Maine we did make a plan for the future. Joel did get a path cleared from the logging road to the small stream that now looks like a river due to the lovely rain.
We made plans for my cousin Mark to do some land clearing work for us. We are so blessed to have some family around who do have the time and know how to get the job done.
We are excited to keep going forward with the building of our new home and farm in the middle of Maine. We can’t wait for what the future might bring!