By Susan McCorkindale
It's been 4 years considering that Susan's husband dragged her kicking and screaming from their cozy, large urban East Coast existence to a farm in Virginia farm animals state. Susan's adjusting as top she will be able to, which isn't effortless contemplating she's been recognized to put on Manolos in manure. She'll by no means be a true farm lady, yet as readers will see from her aspect- splitting confessions, she's faking it simply high quality.
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You might pick up an old Roman road a short way out of town, following the original pavement for miles, until it leads you to a small, ancient town where you can get a good cup of café con leche with the local farmers, who, almost consistently, are as interested in what you’re doing as you are yourself. Leaving the crumbling town, you might pass the ruins of a fourteenth-century castle, situated on a plain where Charlemagne was said to have defeated the Moors, whose castle this had been in one of its many previous lives.
For only the second time in the entire journey did I feel like a sacriﬁcial lamb being led to slaughter—the ﬁrst being the day before I left Los Angeles for France, after both my knees had gone out that very week during full-scale training. The ﬁrst day was a normal stage and went perfectly well. The second day I had to travel hard and fast, harder and faster than I had ever traveled before so that I wouldn’t get lost in the half-deserted farmland with its maze of poorly marked trails when the sun went down.
Someone had made it early that morning or late the night before, I knew, but I also knew that, in the Middle Ages, such a small event could be seen as a miracle—a “merry miracle” as described in one account—from everyday life. Though I am no believer in miracles or the otherworldly, the feeling was not ordinary, all the more so because I’m a very rational and pragmatic person. There is a feeling in the pilgrimage for those who are long on the trail, and it has nothing to do with New Age or necessarily religious sensibilities.
500 Acres and No Place to Hide: More Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl by Susan McCorkindale