I was awestruck with the similarities between the author and myself. We both worked in the Christian music industry in TN (I graduated from Visible School in Memphis, TN with a Certificate in Music Business and worked at Ardent Records for a time). After that, we had both spent time working with organic produce companies (I worked off and on at Brown Box Organics for quite a few years, each time having a different role in the company.) We both had started small in our journey to the Kindred Life. When I first started gardening, all we had was a small balcony at our apartment. I was very proud of what I was able to grow in that 20 sq ft – tomatoes, peppers, and even a passionfruit vine!
Christine now has a small farm in TN and hosts farm to table dinners along with having a farm store opened on the weekends. I don’t have any plans of having my own farm in the near future but it did get me thinking of the times that we’ve hosted dinners at our home on a regular city lot and how people comment about the diversity of what we grow. It makes me SO happy to see “city” kids, ours included, go around our yard and snack on raspberries, blackberries, grapes and blueberries, pick snap peas or pull up a carrot from the garden.
Reading this book is really where my heart’s desire started blossoming. After 12 years of essentially having a newborn or 2, my baby brain fog was lifting and I could see something on the horizon. It kind of scared me, because I knew something was going to change and that I may get pushed out of my comfort zone. I’ve been Brian’s cheerleader for the past 11 yrs as we have grown our business, but I’ve always stayed in the background where it’s comfortable..
Well, now he is the one pushing me to follow my dreams and desires. More to come..