Today was a strange and sad day as we said good-bye/see you later to all of our friends on Spencer Farm and Alabama. This shouldn’t have been that difficult, however, when the time arrived, both Jason and I found ourselves at a loss for words. We worked hard 5 or more hours every week day (the kids worked a couple of hours each day themselves) and honestly enjoyed having something purposeful to do in these strange times. Our family bonded with the baby goats, Daisy the puppy (who was looking less like a puppy in the past couple of weeks), the chickens, the cats, Winnie (the dog) and we even grew fond of the skittish cows. Above all, we shared a stressful time with some straight-up wonderful people for two months. In all honesty, we could have easily seen ourselves staying for the summer…that’s how much we enjoyed being with the Spencers, Chris, and Augusta at Spencer Farm.
Before we left, we each made a list of 10+ things we’d miss about Spencer Farm, then combined it to a larger list. There were many commonalities among our lists, and it appears that highlights involved the people, the animals, and the food. I think it goes to show that the things we hold dear from this experience aren’t really things at all, but a culture of coming together to learn from each other, work, play, and appreciate good food. We printed the list for our new friends and will share it below. Some of it might not make sense, but I think it gives a good glimpse into what we will most remember. Maybe you can guess which one of us wrote certain items, knowing our personalities?! 🙂
These strange times have been stressful and devastating on many accounts. We are certainly thankful for a safe place to shelter, truly hospitable people, and being able make more memories together. We didn’t say goodbye today, we said “Until we meet again, friends!”