I will try to make this story short.
For the past 5 years I have been making regular trips between Murphy and Houston, and then between Murphy and Central Texas near College Station to look in on my Mom and Dad. My Mom is 89 and my Dad turned 94 this year. They have been loving and supportive parents my whole life, and they've treated my husband as their own son. They have shared their time, resources and energy to make our lives better and I am eternally grateful. So caring for them has been a joy! However, I found I needed to be closer to them on a daily basis.
My parents have had a little farm in Burleson County since I was less than 2 years old. I grew up running barefoot down the rows of their vegetable garden every other day while Dad irrigated each row with water from our pond. I loved the feeling of the cool water running across my feet when it was so hot outside. I grew up around chickens and cows and wildlife all around. I miss that lifestyle.
We moved my parents back to their little farm about 4 years ago. So we grabbed our chance! My husband and I decided to move out to the farm. It will be a more simple life with lots of manual labor, so hopefully we will live a long and healthy life like my parents.
I love my small pottery supply business, and I don't want to stop! I will continue to sell supplies as long as I have customers who want to buy them. So things will change a little bit. I will deliver to the McKinney Pottery Studios about twice a month. I hope potters are open to the idea, because I really enjoy all of you.