Sunrise at the Ant Farm

There are a lot of different reasons that we’ve decided to make such a dramatic change in our lifestyle. I’ve grown weary of suburbia, and the insanity of government at all levels has finally gotten the best of me. I want to be as free as possible. I know that eventually the county regulations will begin to creep in, and eventually the metropolis of Ashville will get a notion for progress. For now it’s slow and quiet, and I’m totally cool with that.

However, I never expected to fall in love with the Ant Farm the way that I have. I’ve always beenĀ  the type of person that is “working on something”, and while I definitely have a keen talent for relaxing, sitting and watching grass grow has never really been my cup of tea… Until now. There is so much beauty everywhere you look, that sometimes it’s hard to believe.

We spent the night in the motor home at the property Friday night, and as usual, everyone was up by 6AM. Sleeping late with two kids in the confined space of a motor home is just not a realistic proposition. After breakfast, Leigh and I left the kids playing with shovels in a big dirt pile and went for a walk with our cameras. The above image is a small glimpse of what life on the Ant Farm can be like. No lawn can hold a candle to this.

It’s just another reminder that whether it’s politics or landscaping, the more we attempt to bend the universe to our own will, the more we seem to screw it up and miss its real potential.




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