this might seem a bit strange to you all, odd coming from the fingers of a blogger, but i don’t really like the computer. it is a very useful tool for me, but i limit my time here at the screen and harbor a certain distrust for most electronic communications. i don’t have a cell phone at all and honestly, i just kind of shy away from a lot of technology that swirls around me these days.
based on this description of myself, you can only imagine i really did not think it possible to create a relationship through this world wide web.
i mean really.
and so this weekend it came to pass that i was proven wrong. yep. i made an internet friend. it was autumn of 2012 when a weaver bought the first skeins of our hand dyed indigo yarn that i listed in our etsy shop. internet equivalent of love at first sight. over these years we have corresponded more and compared notes on natural dyeing. she has purchased more and more of our naturally dyed indigo yarn and remained our first and most devoted fan. needless to say when she asked she could stop by the farm with her family while traveling through the area, i was thrilled and a wee bit scared. we were friends, but were we?
we created this space, my fellow farmwives and i, as a place of sharing, a spot to expand our community and to enhance our creative selves. these past days, when i so immensely enjoyed face to face time with folks that i NEVER would have met if not for this computer, this space and these tools, i felt so thankful. grateful for the community we can create around us with the technology offered us today.
i strongly believe in great limits to screen time, for children of course, but adults too. everyone should learn how to put down the smart phone, walk away from the desktop, and enjoy the beauty of the people and world around you. i met my new friend through this web and for that i am so thrilled. in those lovely 24 hours we spent this weekend, walking the creek, moving the sheep, touring the gardens and sharing meals, i never noticed anyone on their phone!