Friday, December 28, 2007

lap of the gods

Well, it's in the lap of the gods now. The little farm got the parental tick of approval. Mr Duck Herder put in an offer. It was all I could do to stop mum from putting in her own offer. I am in love with the 100 year old orchard. We ate 3 different varieties of plums - all delicious, all very very old varieties. Other trees are dripping with pears, apples, peaches and god knows what else. It would be such an honor to look after these trees - to get to know their ways. The fluffies would look so lovely moving about under their shady branches.
Ditto the humble little house. The current owners have looked after it so well. They have obviously loved living here for the past 19 years very much. Prior to that, the little farm was in the same family from about 1860 onwards. Six little children grew up here. People grew old and lived out their days happily and creatively here. This is a happy place.
Unfortunately we are not the only ones who love the little farm. But we remain hopeful that our offer is accepted, that in time, we may send our roots down into the earth and grow old here too.
Fingers crossed for us?

11 comments:

AL said...

Although ultimately, if it's meant to be then it WILL be, I have everything crossed for you from my toes to my eyes, and all in between! Goodest of luck to you Duck Herder!

Lucy C said...

Oh I hope so!

Rhonda Jean said...

It nearly made me cry reading your post; your yearning for that farm is quite beautiful. I really hope your offer is accepted. It sounds like a dream come true to me.

Lucky-1 said...

I have my fingers & toes crossed for you. I'd love to be able to do what you are doing..... all the best.

The Duck Herder said...

Hello lovely ladies! Thanks so very much for your happy thoughts and wishes. We are still negotiating, so there is no news yet except that if it all works out it might be good that I am OK at growing veggies - because we CERTAINLY wont be able to afford to buy any!

Lucy C said...

We will send you food parcels.

The Duck Herder said...

Now that is very very thoughtful of you! and generous Lucy C! and I would be most gratefull to receive any care packages - as long as they are hand delivered. (you could even catch the train)

Kirsty said...

Oh I have all my bits crossed for you! Good Luck

mira said...

Fingers crossed for you. How wonderful to find such a gem, I hope it works out and that it brings you and DH much much joy.

Lucy C said...

I wish 'the gods' would hurry up and make a decision.
Don't they know the blogosphere is waiting!!!!

The Duck Herder said...

Oh dear- thank you everyone. I am sorry this is taking so long! There has been many ups and downs, ins and outs, ons and offs, but one way or another, things may be resolved soon. Thank you for your support blogosphere friends......I really need those fingers to remain crossed!

desperately stressed duckie!