The home-stretch toward departure




I think I've taken only four or five photographs since camp more than a week ago, aside from those for LüSa or the project I'm busily completing. This is in stark contrast to my usual dozens of photos per day.

I suppose that's a decent representation of the focus of my life at the moment – no time to tarry! – as we rush about preparing for our departure, while simultaneously buttoning up many big projects around here.

I just keep reminding myself to breathe. 

We leave for the first leg of our Ireland trip on Friday or Saturday (depending on how much we can accomplish before then), detouring for a quick family visit en route to the airport on Monday.

And all the loose ends of farm, family, home, and business are rapidly presenting themselves for tying up before we go. New fencing for the cows, a quick chicken coop clean-out, housekeeping, basement tidying in case of a flood, washing the bedsheets, brushing the rabbits, on and on and on. And that's only at home! There's much to be done to prepare other aspects of our life for departure as well, most notably LüSa. 

But don't think that I'm complaining. Quite the contrary! I'm eager for this adventure to begin, and grateful for our friends, family, and LüSa crew who are making it all possible – from caring for our farm and home while we are away to keeping LüSa humming along smoothly during our absence.

And I'm so grateful for those surprise flyer miles that are making the whole thing possible.

Tomorrow Sage turns 15 (fifteen!) and then we'll be off, headed across the globe on our first oversees family adventure. I'll aim for one more post here before we leave, and after that I'll be sharing the journey both on the blog when I can and via my Instagram. I hope you'll follow along with us as we go!

And with that, I think I have a bit of work to tend to this morning. Have a wonderful Wednesday, friends.



6 thoughts on “The home-stretch toward departure

  1. Kim says:

    Have a fantastic trip! The thing I love best about travel is that you return a different person than the one who left. Looking forward to seeing your adventures- and of course your beautiful photography. Bon voyage. Would love to catch up in person one of these days.

  2. Beth says:

    I wish the best for your family trip, and Happy Birthday to Sage!

    Do you have a link for the knitting pattern for Lupine’s gorgeous sweater? I have a daughter who would love one. Thanks.

  3. Launa says:

    15, gulp! it goes much too quick!!
    We are so excited for your family and we can’t wait for pictures and stories from your adventure. Our kids are still quite young but we have travel-school on our mind. Be safe, happy travels <3

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