There is a reason I love Little House On The Prairie.
I mean, there are a lot of reasons.
But one of the biggest reasons is I really envy that way of life.
The living off the land. The self-sufficiency. The simplicity.
Life was so much more difficult in many ways back then.
But in some ways, it was so much easier.
Then last night I watched The Biggest Little Farm.
Taken directly from IMDB:
The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land.
Even though I have a bunch of questions (like where did they get the money to start their farm, how much profit do they actually make, and was their goal to create a farm or to make a movie about creating a farm???), I really loved this movie!
One reason? The farm is really close to where Little House On The Prairie was filmed.
Like really close.
The land looks exactly the same. It was the first thing I said when I saw the location of the farm in the movie when they initially purchased it.
Anyway, the movie was super inspirational. And while I realize it romanticizes farming, boy does it make me want to change the way I am living my life.
I’ve always said that my dream is to create a compound where I literally never have to leave my house if I don’t want to.
And The Biggest Little Farm has really lit a fire under me now.
I currently have a garden that consists of tomatoes, broccoli, peppers, zucchini and strawberry plants in a bunch of old compound buckets on my back deck because we have a groundhog issue and I need to build a fortress to keep them out.
(But now that I’ve watched the movie, I’ll figure out what the groundhogs contribution to my yet-to-be-created ecosystem is).
So I have a long way to go before I reach self-sufficiency.
But I’m on a mission to get there.
And gosh darn it, at some point before too long, I’m really gonna do it.