Responding to the urge to return to a simpler life through small scale organic farming. Ravenwood Farm & Art studio is a small homestead on the border of Putney & Westminster, Vermont. Our focus is on raising our own organic, non GMO food and selling any extra that we produce to help support the farm. As a retired professional artist I also use the creative process of art journaling and photography to help navigate the ups and downs of living life with a post Lyme chronic illness.
Saying Goodnight to God Under a Full Moon with My Love
Life seems to have gotten really busy lately. My Dr has referred me to another Dr in her practice that specializes in adreanel failure and that has meant a change in meds and diet which is always confusing and a bit stressful at first. We have also had a few meetings with our realtor to go over our price reduction on the house. Plus I am trying to get these spring silk paintings finished so I can move onto a custom order that was ordered months ago. Then there is the pile of tax paperwork that gives me the eeby geebys every time I walk past it. On and on you all know how it goes and the chronic fatigue makes it even more challenging but I do count my blessings that I am able to function more these days.
For most of my life I have stepped outside to look up at the sky before I go to bed. Even when we had the farm in the Northeast Kingdom and it was 25 to 30 degrees below zero I would go out and spend a moment "Saying goodnight to God" as I call it. Last night I asked Don to come out with me and he was tired but I talked him into it. We stood under that amazing full moon and felt so blessed. We don't know where all this is going to end up, my health struggles, Don's new Lyme infection, selling and buying a house in an election year never mind a recession. But last night as we stood bathed in the moons brilliance saying goodnight to God, we somehow knew it was all going to work out just fine.
Working on the painting with the chickens
Don snapped some photos of me in the studio yesterday