This photo was taken on day two at the new homestead of The Farm Way. We feel very humbled and honored to be the guardians of such sacred land.
It has taken us four years, a barn fire, getting outbid on another farm, regrouping our entire family at *Maytown Farm, a rockin’ farmraiser, an incredible angel family, Grandma Nancy (we have many stories to share of her including the fact that she was a trick rider!) and being homeless like little tiny baby Jesus on Christmas Eve to bring us here, to our forever farm in Whiteside County, IL.
Through each trial or crossroad we would ask ourselves which way gives us the greatest feeling of peace within our mind and our body? It is important to follow the path of peace. Dreams readily come true when they are aligned with truth, love and the greater good. Understanding this simple fact, we would lean deeply upon the hope in our hearts and then follow the path of peace. Also, heeding Geronimo’s advice of ‘Dream Big’, we courageously went back to our dream board several times to revise our dreams. In the beginning, our wish was to own the farm where it all began for us. Once our passion of rescuing our first two ponies turned into a mission, we quickly realized that farm was not big enough for our vision of our rescue horses grazing upon acres and acres of grass. Our mantra became “Go Big and Go Home!” We have done exactly this.
We absolutely recognize this land has much to offer in ways of rescue, education, healing, food, fun, and the list goes on. It is our wish to share The Farm Way with all of you who feel drawn to it. Come this spring we will be hosting volunteer days to help us get the farm ready for more rescue animals and our fabulous equine programs for children, vets and families. If you would like to be on our mailing list, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will happily keep you updated!
Looking forward with gratitude! Mike, Nicole, Tex and all the animals of The Farm Way
(*Maytown Farm. In the fall of 2015, we gathered our entire family at Maytown Farm. It had been 36 months since our horses last lived on the same land as us. Maytown was owned by a fellow rescuer and she so graciously opened her home, barn and land to all of us. We are incredibly grateful because we know in our hearts having our horses with us once again provided the perfect message to the Universe to help us move forward. The magic of Maytown Farm deserves a blog of its own. And I will certainly do this very soon so stay tuned. smile.)
In the fall of 2011, Mike and I moved to a small farm in Central Illinois where we immediately found ourselves rescuing horses. The rescue was not part of our original plan, but we felt the calling while doing a search for a pair of ponies we did plan on caring for on the farm. Since childhood, my entire extended family and I have been horse owners. Mike and I wanted to continue this tradition. Upon searching the internet for a pair of ponies, we were overwhelmed with the number of horses that needed a rescue and/or a home.