In earlier American rural life, communities raised barns because many hands were required. These events occured in a social framework with a good deal of interdependence. Members of rural communities often shared family bonds going back generations. They traded with each other, worshipped with each other and celebrated with each other. Barn raisings were an integral part of life and socializing.

In our modern American life, communities don't mean nearly as much as they did back then. It is our family's goal to bring a sense of community back to our lives and those lives that touch ours.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Summer Solstice

    I think I might take a break from blogging for a bit. I have found myself on too many occasions writing a post in my head about what the kids or myself or the animals are doing instead of just enjoying the moment. I need to enjoy these moments more fully, to immerse myself in the raising of my children. I am also a bit emotionally wrought, for reasons that may later come to light on this blog. We'll see. Just a brief hiatus and then we can get back to talking about Ranchland and all the crazy things that this life has to offer. In the meantime, enjoy this first day of Summer by getting outside and being joyful.
    Happy Solstice!

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