What is the foundation of your life? I think about things like that when I’m hoovering or matching socks. I mean, what’s it all about really when you get right down to it?
Well for us right now our foundation is this,
Wood, concrete and metal pins. The foundations of our house have begun. This week the wet tile and basement walls will go in, by next week the framing of the house will start. Every time I visit this place it feels stranger and stranger to leave, this feels so much like home now. Every weekend we are up at the land, finding a reason to stay, a job to do, something to ‘check on’. The honest truth is that all we want is to be there, the listen to the grass hiss in the breeze, to feel the sun fall on our faces and bask in the bird song.
While we are laying the foundation of our house this week, the foundation of our life is the earth it is built on. The soil that will allow us to grow food, the pastures that will sustain animals who will in turn sustain us. The sunshine that will give us all life and will generate electricity through solar panels. While this house is so very, very important to us and so personal, it is the life we will live outside, on the land that is our real future.