These things come naturally to him.
How to build fences, repair pipes and rearrange pastures.
To me it’s all foreign so I do what I know best.
I spend hours researching sheep breeds, farming grants and microloans.
I watch webinars on flower farming.
He would prefer to be in our forest, walking the land, naming the trees.
We are learning to meet in the middle.
He’s teaching me how to drive the tractor.
I’m reminding him to reach for me.
When he doubts I point him towards what the research has shown.
We are learning to open our hearts to what each can offer, learning to be a team.