So, after much deliberation, the Moose Hills Inn will be closing its doors. I will be moving into that house and renting my farmhouse in the fall. It will be repainted and readied so the new tenants will have a lovely little house on the farm without the work of taking care of the animals. I envision an elderly couple as the preferred tenants, some one who misses the farm life, but is grateful not to have to do the chores anymore. I would be pleased to help them out, too, buy some groceries or run some errands for them, should they require. Wouldn't it be ideal if they also could help me out on occasion, possibly do the chores for a bit so I could get away? Well, that remains in the future.
The option of opening a bed and breakfast for the future also remains, only I most likely would rent the little house as the bed and breakfast, rather than move again. It may be a few years before the economy turns around and the area prospers once more. The timing will actually be quite suitable for me, as my plan was to be here ten years of which four have already passed. In six years, then, I will subdivide the land into four parcels, two with houses and two without, sell everything left and retire.
We cannot determine what happens. We can only adapt, change and function within the changes to make them work for us. If I had a million dollars, I would buy a SunFrost refrigerator and a solar array and live off grid entirely. For now, I am grateful to have a roof over my head, a steady pension and the beautiful farm I have the privilege of being the custodian of. Without the bed and breakfast work, I will have more time to stop and smell the roses, to hunt down and gather wild herbs and flowers, to spend time in the garden and in the winter, to work with the wool and fibres, and so on. I am content and although this was not planned, it is going to happen.
As of the first of May, 2015, Moose Hills Inn will be closing its doors. Thank you to all who made the last three years a great pleasure. Meeting many of you, serving you and listening and sharing stories, has made the bed and breakfast experience a wonderful experience. Blessings to all of you. Namaste.