As Geoff tells it, our story began with the purchase of a John Deere lawn tractor. But, in reality, our journey began almost twenty years ago while stationed onboard the USS NIMITZ (pictured here). He was a mechanic and I was an electrician. We each worked in one of the nuclear power plants that provided the electricity and propulsion for the rest of the ship. Life on an aircraft carrier is like living in a small city of 5,000 people. Even though we worked in the same department, we had never met until two of our friends decided that we might be perfect for each other. Surprisingly, they were correct!
We were an unlikely pair, or so we were told. I liked having all the attention and he wanted none of it. He was a meat and potatoes kind of guy and I was a vegetarian. I was a city girl from California and he was a mid-Western boy. Oh, and I will not even try to explain our differing views on politics and religion. We did, however, agree that lemon flavored yogurt was our favorite. This leads to a funny story about how I knew Geoff was the one for me. Stop by sometime and ask us about it. We have lots of funny stories including one about Geoff peeling shrimp for me.
The years have gone by, and we have grown together. Many of our differences have become similarities. Now, the areas where we still differ have become areas where we complement each other. And, for me, that is what Second Journey Farmstead is all about. It is our life after retiring from the military. Our focus is completely on God and the life that he would have us lead here on 3.5 acres of his beautiful creation. This is our second journey….