A few months ago we were blessed to be apart of an amazing community on an hobby Organic Orchard. We lived in our trailer, on 7 acres of land with other families. I cannot explain how happy all of you were to be living on a"farm". There were chickens ( which was your favorite pass time), a plethora fresh fruit off of the orchards ( oranges, apricots, lemons, peaches just to name a few), acres of fenced land to roam free, kids beyond kids to play with and simply put an amazing community that loved us. This is where we were taught what the true definition of "family" was, blood or not.
I think this part of my life is my most treasured, this is where I found my true dream, how to spend actual quality time, I figured out how I wanted to raise you, what kind of mom I truly wanted to be and what type of person I was, am and will be. This is where I learned less is more, simplicity is where it always was.
Life on the Orchard was peaceful, every week day morning we would get up and ready around 5:30am for school, make our smoothies, we would go to the bus stop. Afterwards, I would try my hardest every morning to do Yoga with my dearest friend I was able to love and get to know while there, then we would start to help with the land. Little A would play with his friends, check on the chickens or beg to pick apricots, until you guys got home from school. From there we would do your school work, let you play with your friends, then afterwards, well this is what made us a true community, we would have our community dinners. This is where we began to explore with Vegan eating, more of a stricter gluten free diet. It was divine.
I learned how to wash clothes by hand, and that I love to line dry my clothes. I was taught Joyful Parenting and the true definition. I figured out I was way to hooked on electronics my phone and computer the most. I taught myself how to limit those things in my life and replace it with quality family time playing board games, putting together puzzles, reading a lot more, drawing, coloring and just talking until we had nothing left to say.
I figured out that my dream was to just see you happy, laughing, smiling and being yourself. That we were meant to live simply and to travel. That we will live in a cottage with a waterfront, lots of land to garden, build a community and we will travel as well. I found out that I want to home school with you guys, that I know I have more to offer than you being away for hours and hours a day only to see you exhausted. I vowed that I will live for your happiness. And I was given the tools to do so.
So, my free spirited littles, please always remember Life on the Orchard, and the people that we were blessed wit, to enter our lives. I love you so very much!
Until next time my loves.
~Mom (Neka Rae)
PS Zed I chose to share your photos on the orchard because the land seemed to have spoken to you. I have never see you so at peace. I love you my sweet boy.
Photos are edited with: Red Leaf Boutique Film Emulsion Presets and VSCO 02 Presets
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