Our family moved from the DFW Metroplex in 2007. My husband, Brad, grew up in a Mayberry type town and wanted to raise our family in a similar setting. So, we moved to Bonham, Texas in Fannin County. For the first part of our journey we lived in a 100 year old house just off the square. We loved the local parades right in front of our house, the church right around the corner, the walks on the square and we loved Bonham - and still do. Then almost three years ago, we moved out to Ivanhoe. If you want to get specific, we moved to the community of Duplex We are officially in the sticks. Our favorite local contractor, "Karl with a K" (that's what we all call him) had done the vast majority of the work on our country fixer-upper but there was still work to be done. It's been a work in progress and really still is. The pace is completely different out here. The only traffic noise is local cows backed up in cattle chutes. And, we kinda give up some city problems only to pick up a few country challenges. The power went off for about 1/2 hour while I was typing this blog. I've learned not to get excited. Instead, I just find something else to do for a bit. I'm sure the Co-op will get the power back on as soon as they can. And, they did.
We miss dear friends and family, and the shopping and restaurants, in Dallas but we can always go visit. After the visit, we then escape back to our paradise. Our shangri la includes sounds like laughing children, barking dogs, chattery chickens, coyote howls, guinea hen squawks, mooing cows, buzzing bees and farm equipment on dirt roads. For now we are offering fresh eggs, but there is much more to come. We will never be a big operation, but if we wanted big we would have stayed in the city. We will offer good healthy food just like God intended it, without chemicals that offer cancer warnings in the fine print. If we disagree on the dangers of GMOs, glyphosate or processed food, that's okay. I love you too much to argue.
Life is good here in Fannin County, Texas. This is the place God has called us. We will grow where we are planted because that's what the Word tells us, "Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called." 1 Corinthians 7:20. Take care and we look forward to putting healthy food on your table!