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Change is Progress

"Any change, even a change for the better is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts." -Arnold Bennett

I have been thinking about the quote above quite a bit in the last few weeks as we have been making the final decisions to build a new building on our farm. Building a new building means change on the landscape of how we know our farm now and how it has been known for years.

I have always heard people say change is progress, which I know is true, but change can also bring discomfort and drawbacks. One of the drawbacks of this big change on our farm is the fact that the two old buildings in the picture above would have to come down in order to build the new building. I am a very sentimental person (I still have samples of Mary Kay cosmetics that my grandpa gave me in 1995) so seeing these buildings come down is difficult.

I couldn't help but think about all of the hard work and the hands that worked to build the buildings many years ago, BUT change is progress and we needed to remove these buildings to build a building that will be heated and that our tractor will fit in. Currently, the only building that our tractor will fit in is our garage.

We found an old ax in the foundation one of the buildings.

So, while change is difficult and hard, change is progress. Progress means our farm is growing and we need more room, which is our goal. We took a family picture tonight to document that the buildings are gone and this will be the future site of our new building!

Is change difficult for you? Have you made changes to the landscape at your farm?

From the gravel road-


1 thought on “Change is Progress

  1. Sue

    Oh my goodness! Bill and i played for hours in the grain and even more hours shooting baskets. It also sheltered my bicycle for many years until i began driving the car. The machine shed next door was my favorite with its dirt floor and old horse harnesses and equipment. That was the home of the 4 Wheeler! Both buildings were old and had out lived their usefulness
    With all that sentiment, it's time to update and build what meets your needs today. I'm happy for you!


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