I slipped my feet into the big black rubber boots as I steadied myself on the doorknob to the back door. As I opened the door the cool, crisp, morning air hit me in the face. It felt wonderful! A mix of smells mingled together in the delicious air; dampness, green plants, and a touch of barnyard. Carrying the stainless steel bucket I strode down the path toward our barn in the early morning sun. All was quiet at this early morning hour. Only the birds made their songs announcing the day. As I approached the barn I heard the cow low gently, she had heard me coming. I stopped for a second on the path. I soaked in the moment fully, not letting it pass unnoticed like so many moments in life. In this moment I realized that it really was true…my dream had come true…I was living the life I had always hoped for, here on Willow Creek Farm.