MY LIFE ON FARM

Zagreb
Zagreb

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Do you like to play Farmville? I do not. But I played this game in real life on my own small farm that I bought 8 years ago. In real life, Farmville game is much more  different then in cyber world.

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I love change, experiments in the life, and certainly love challenges.

Majority of my life I was lived in capital city of Croatia, Zagreb, that is typical Europian town: beautiful romantic old part build in Middle Age and not so beautiful modern parts around it - all together crowded, noisy, polluted and full of cars and people. (I also lived in London and Munich, now I live on Adriatic coast in city of Zadar)

8 years ago I definetely became fed up of being city girl and decided to try farmlife...and life with the full connection with nature. I bought small (and very cheap!) farm in one Croatian village (not too close to the capital city) and together with my ex boyfriend moved to new adventure with motto - let us try the way of living like old folks used to live.

BTW, I was not first member in my family who decided to abandon life in big city - my grandgrandfather also made the same, moved from city of Zagreb to the village after he was retired and was never happier in his entire life. I have this transformation in my genes...So I assumed that my experience was going to be the same . Well, I knew that it was not going to be easy life, at least not on the beginning. I also knew that there was going to be much more work then ever - but I was not afraid of that challenge...I love challenges...and yes I love the type of work when my hands get dirty.

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Zagreb, capital of Croatia
Zagreb, capital of Croatia

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All my family was completely shocked with my decision and everybody tried everything to convince me that I should change my mind, but their efforts were in vain. My desire to have my own land was so powerful that at the end, everybody could only support me. Some women passionately want lover or children, I had the same passionate desire for my land and my "green" garden.

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My farm was situated in the part of the country that was not my favorite place to be: there was no mountains nearby (only small hills), no rivers, no lakes or sea - far from ideal for me. But this place was chosen because of two-three reasons - this was part of Croatia without landmines (15 years after the war, we still have to pick up very carefully place where is possible to live), it was not expensive and not too far from capital city.

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Farm is not big - around 1 acre, with 100 years old house that was literally screaming for renewal (nicely saying, the real situation was much worse - it was ruin), and all advantages which bring property for which nobody took any care for more then 30 years..well, all together was in incredible chaos. But I love advantages, remember?

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There were some difficulties that appeared when I was buying the property, so I meditated for overcoming the obstacles. Several weeks before I moved, I heard in my meditation my own voice coming from the future: "Tatiana, this will be very difficult choice for you. Much more difficult than you expect. Do you really want this experience?" My answer was passionate "Yes - I want that difficulties. " After that, all obstacles for buying the land disappeared.

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The day when I moved all my staff to my new village home, it was heavily raining... when I entered on my property, there was mud everywhere - tones of mud around the house, in the yard - so beginning was not romantic at all. From the living in more or less tidy and organized big city I came to my new village reality that had certainly very muddy shape... This mud was very symbolic for the future obstacles they were on their way to come:

  • problems with well and water
  • problems with ex-owners (I had to sue them because they cheated in the process of sale )
  • house was in far worse condition then it looked at the beginning so it required much more work then it seemed on the beginning. Instead of year, we spent all 5 in fixing it and still did not finish all.
  • friends who promised to help never appeared
  • there were many problems with neighbours (f.E. I needed to fight for every tree on the borders of property, one of my neighbours wanted to cut them all. The other neighbours wanted to steal one peace of my land trying to convince me that it belongs to them, etc, etc)

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The list of challenges was very long, what I mentioned here is just very small part of the story. I will just shortly say that the quantity and quality of challenges I had there was beyond my worse expectations. But I survived. And certainly became stronger.

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Mud in the village

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I spent on my farm almost five years, living as real farmer. I did not have any problem with replacing shoes with high hills with muddy working boots...actually in muddy working boots is far more comfortable to walk then on high hills, LOL. The biggest challenge was that I needed to transform from polite city girl to strong and rough person (my neibhours were not always well-minded angels, so I needed to change and adjust in order to survive among them and in order "to protect my theritory". )

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My Cob Village House

My farm was certainly unique in the village - the only one which was without animals!

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Except family of cats I did not keep any other animals on farm. I did not need them - because I do not eat them .

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Life without animals on farm seemed like heaven despite all other working activities we had there. We had to feed only ourselves (and cats) . For the difference, other farmers needed to take care about bunch of animals with all their various needs - so they did not have days off and were never able to travel around or go on holidays... They were completely stuck. With so many living creatures, problems just wait to arise .Farmers are real slaves of the animals - as well as animals are slaves of the farmers.

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One of the most shocking scene was when I saw my 70 years old neighbour with artificial hips - for hours kneeling down in tremendous pain - while cutting down big pumpkins for feeding the pigs... Honestly she did not need to have her own pigs at all - she had a lot of money, but having the pigs, was part of her image, tradition and greed. She and her 75 years old husband were working all day without pause- just because of cattle. I learned not to feel any sorry for her whenever she was in pain or ill. How could I be compassionate when she was killing herself just because of greed?

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Farmers work so heavily only because they have animals. More then 90% of crops is used for feeding the cattle, less then 10% of crops is used for human consumption. Such big fields (for feeding the animals) is not possible to cultivate manually any more - farmers today need extraordinary amounts of pesticides, herbicides and artificial fertilizers to raise the crops. With such big amounts of toxins they use on soil, soil becomes too acid and poisoned, crops more vulnerable on attacks of various diseases and pests so they require even more and stronger pesticides. All these chemicals poison soil, water and air...and seriously destruct quality of soil in the long term. Without chemicals, such soil is just not alive any more.

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Living among "modern farmers" is like living nearby chemical industry - it smells the same, and has the same toxic effect...on the whole planet. And all this is just because of human greed - people "must" eat meat every day and farmers "need to" grow a lot of cattle as quickly as possible and feed them by poisoning the land - this is business, remember? When you see that with your own eyes, you just get disguised.

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Observing how farmers treat and kill the animals, was also highly shocking experience. I realized that I was living surrounded by serial killers, who would not hesitate to kill me -or each other- if the law was not forbidding killing the humans. The level of passionate aggression which they were expressing while executing the animals was beyond any comprehension and excuse. These people lost their hearts in blood and greed.

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Milk Thistle
Milk Thistle

Biodynamic garden

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One of my goals there was to have ecological garden. When I started with it, my experience was zero, but I had 3 great books about practical gardening so I read them even in my garden, before planting and digging, or before harvesting. The rest I learned was by observing how plants behave and by observing what other gardeners do.

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  • biodynamic methods for healthy gardening,
  • used homeopathic remedies for improving the growth and health of vegetables and fruits,
  • I learned how to prepare herbal fertilizers,
  • I protected my plants from insects, bugs and pests on all possible natural ways..
  • .I was also singing to my plants and sending them healing energy...

...and everything worked. There is no need to use any chemical "weapon" in the garden... although natural gardening requires a lot of effort, time and full dedication. But taste of the vegetables you grow in your own garden is uncomparable with anything what we buy on markets or in supermarkets... Gardening is beautiful job.

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The other goal was - growing and selling herb Milk Thistle that is used as remedy for the liver and cleansing the blood. It is very simple for growing, and the price you get for its seeds is really excellent. First year I planted with it part of my garden, found healer who mixed it with honey and was more then ready to buy as much Milk Thistle I was able to produce...Everything worked great up till the harvesting. I put the seeds in the bags and closed them in the storage, but mice eat almost all seeds in few days, so there was not enough for sale that year. I send some seeds to my Mum, but she reported me that she twice got sick after consuming the tea . I assumed that reason was her sensitive stomach, but I was not right:

  • next springtime I saw my neighbors using herbicides on their land (they told me before that they were not doing that ), and drops of this poison were falling down on my garden. My soil immediately become stinky, acid and toxic...and stayed like that many days. I also noticed later on that my vegetables were less developed when closer to their garden...due to toxins in herbicides.

That day I was honestly grateful to mice - if they did not eat Milk Thistle seeds, I would poison the people without any knowledge what was going on. I was also angry with my neighbours because they lied to me letting me to play with health of the others. I was also angry with them because they were consciously poisoning me, and there was no legal way how could I stop them. Farmers have legal "licence to kill". I felt completely helpless. I realized that when farmers use their toxins on their land nothing can escape to that poison - so there was no point in renting or buying some other peace of land around that village to plant Milk Thistle. I gave up my second goal - at least in that area.

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I left my land, but...I am getting new one

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All the time I lived there, one part of me  knew that I was not going to be there forever - sometimes I felt as Tibetan monk creating coloured sand mandala that needs to be destroyed on the end. So I never finished everything what I planned to do there...altough I never destroyed my visions.  5 years after I started, I realized that the time came to live that village. For me it was the best school in my life - I learned so many useful and interesting things which I would never be able to learn anywhere else: gardening, building, new techniques in healing plants, animals and people. Touch with the nature gave me completely different attitude about life and I am more then grateful for every moment of that valuable experience. I was never sorry because I left my home town and replace it for village life.

Altough I had to live my land I knew, without any doubt, that everything what I had done there, I would do it again. My passion for working on land never ceased.

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New garden is in preparation

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Last 3 years I did not have my own garden and I missed that terribly. In the meantime, I moved to the beautiful Adriatic coast, where I always dreamed to be. My wish about land and garden will be definetely realized, just on another place: my boyfriend and me just started to create organic garden - on one small island in Adriatic Sea - where he inherited the land and where is no real farmers around... nobody keeps animals there and there is no toxins in use.  My wish will be fulfilled on the right place this time.  The funniest thing is, that on his property is also one beautiful old (stone) house waiting for renewal - so all experience I gained on my property will be put in good use!

Paths of the human life are really mysterious - but dreams can get true, on one way or on the other, sooner or later.

Now I feel fulfilled again - human heart can be truly happy only when it is in harmony with nature.

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Romantic island Iz where my new garden is going to be
Romantic island Iz where my new garden is going to be

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hafeezrm 6 years ago from Pakistan

Nice description, nice photo. I enjoyed it thoroughly as I had been to Zagreb long time back when Marshal Tito was in command.

Thanks for reviving old memories.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

When Tito was alive, life was certainly very peaceful here. I loved this man very much. Thank you so much, Hageezrm for the visit and comment.


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Tatjana: I needed to read this, truly needed this. I am as I have mentioned before a city girl, a NY city girl, who now lives in a semi rural town, and right next to our house there is a privately owned farm that plants evergreen trees for reforestation, the rest of the houses are regular homes, with the odd farm in between. Here I have been whining mentally about living in a semi rural town while I admit, that I don't think I would like to live in the city again, just near but not inside the city. I love the clean air, quiet and peace. You have by sharing your trials and successes with farm living, the gardening skills you acquired, helped me to appreciate more of what I have in terms of living. Even if we move in the future to to a home by the river, I want to learn gardening, and the whining has stopped as of now!

So enjoyed reading your hub, you inspired me. I told Phil about your hub and my reaction, and of course he had a big smile as he is definitely a nature man. :)


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for a wonderful hub and I could envy you. Wish you all the very best.


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The Old Firm 6 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

It sounds as if your now realizing your dreams T-M. congratulations and my best wishes,

Peter.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Hehe Mary,

I have chosen combination now: working days in small town, weekends on island. Big city? Good for short visit and then escape from it as soon as possible.

It is not easy to move from big town into the smaller one...it is like you arrive to completely another dimension, so I am not surprised with your reaction.

8 years ago I chose very drastic change, but that is part of my character...I sometimes like big challenges. But now I am more sensible. I will not run away from Zadar to permanently live on the island...at least not yet, for sure.

I am glad you will start to enjoy more your "small town" life...

Gardening is so beautiful - as soon you start to practise it you can start to create your little paradise even there where you are.

Love and hugs to you and nice regards to Phil.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you very much Hello Hello. Envy can be very healthy - it can inspire you to improve your life!


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you very much, Peter... This new plan certainly gives me such high level of inspiration and energy - and yes, you are right my dreams do come true now. All what I planned on my property I will materialize on my boyfriend´s one. In 2 weeks I will publish the first hub about first results of our working activities.

Thank you so much for your support.


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Fab, SIMPLY drop dead FAB! If everyone would follow their heart, music within, dreams or whatever you choose to call it, the world would be SUCH a Better, more peaceful and happy place. YOUR an inspiritation to US ALL! Peace:)


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you so much for your nice comment, Katiem. Love, hugs and best wishes for fulfilment of your dreams.


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Green Lotus 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

As katiem says, you are a true inspiration Tatjana! I'm so happy for you now although as you well know, your difficult journey made you the person you are today. Much luck and love on your beautiful island.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Yes GL, you are right: that is the reason I asked in meditation that "I want difficult path!.

Love and hugs.


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Craig Suits 6 years ago from Florida

Hiya lady...Long time huh?

Geeze what a neat story. Between landmines, mice, and pesticides, you had your hands full I would imagine. I can't picture you in that enviornment for 5 years, that's a long time to put up with all that everyday. Looks like your new island pad is right up your ally but be prepaired just the same. Island life can get a little hairy from time to time as well. I think you eat sea food don't you? And how is the condition of the sea water there? I didn't know you were a garden nut case...So am I. Here in Florida we can grow certain things all year round. Just this morning I gathered a bunch of Chinese peas, lettus, and carrots I planted last year. It's already past time to replant summer stuff. The average day temp here is now around 70f. That's teeshirt weather. There's nothing like picking your own veggies right out of your garden for supper. I already got peppers and broccoli going good. My favorite is big, fat tomato's right off the vine. Tomato's were imported into the US somewhere around the mid 18 hundreds and would you believe, no one ate then for years. They thought they were poisoness. Two years ago I actually ate over 800 grapefruits from one of our trees that since died. You ought to move to Florida, you'd love it here and you could teach everyone how to cook all that yummy Croation home cooking. No land mines either...yet!

The lady I've lived with (in the same house only) is getting married this Saturday and moving (so far) to her husbands house in another town. That's cool but she's taking her grand daughter with her (Emily, she's 7 now) that I've raised for the last 6 and a half years. I can't handle staying here so if you don't hear from me for a while, you'll know why. I have no idea where I'll wind up but I'll be online where ever it may be. It's way too cold up in NJ where my kids are so I'll probably aim for the Florida Keys and dig up some Spanish gold.

Take care little girl, it's been a unique and total pleasure knowing you.

Craig...


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artrush73 6 years ago

Very interesting hub, thanks for sharing :)


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Susan Carter 6 years ago

I want to acknowledge your perseverance. You are amazing to have gone through all that and not come out the other end as bitter. Last year, my next door neighbor had her entire backyard sprayed for weeds and they oversprayed onto my organic garden. I was devastated. My vegetables had already started to be ripe and I had enjoyed some of them. I was angry, but decided she is a very old lady and being angry is not going to help me. This year I am moving my garden to the other side of my yard. I know there may again be some ground leakage, but at least it won't be sprayed on directly. Your ability to move onto new land shows you never give up. I admire that. Thanks for the beautiful pictures too.


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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

Tatjana - you are incredible! And that island really looks like a piece of Paradise. Hats off to you for having persisted and never letting go of your dream of living close to nature. I do wish more modern farmers could combine good and natural farming practices with profits.

Here's to a wonderful life on the island - may you live your dream there!


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

I really liked how you began this hub by stating that you played "Farmville" in real life, Tatjana. I thought it was a nice touch. I was upset when learning that your neighbors lied about using pesticides when they clearly did. It seems that you were the only one that was doing the ethical thing in the entire village. You expressed your love of life and of farming and healing by writing this hub.

I was happy to learn that you've finally got your dream of having your own land and growing your own plants. You certainly deserve it! Wonderful hub as always, Tatjana-Mihaela. It's always great to learn more and more about you. How lucky you are to have an island in which to cultivate to your liking!


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prayn4u 6 years ago

Beautiful...simply Beautiful!!! I am doing research to try to start a container garden!!!This is wonderful! God Blessings!!!


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Hi Craig, so glad to see you here:

I am so sorry to hear that Emily will not be with you any more, but that is the life: you gave her your best - she will never forget you.

Florida sounds beautiful, but my country is beautiful too, Adriatic Coast is great, but colder then Florida during the winter...and no tornados -LOL.

I really adore gardening... I hope I will start planting this weekend. Tomatoes right from vine - the best speciality. (They have to be big and fat - of course! These are the best. Small "cherry" tomatoes are cute, but not so good)

For mentioned 5 years I had so many work that is just not possible to describe. Landmines were not on that part of Croatia - we did not have war everywhere. But I had sluggs in the garden what is the worst possible challenge, so I needed to go to garden every night for several hours in order to destroy them. (They are awake mostly during the night).

1. I will not permanently move on island, we are there only on weekends and holidays...Of course I can stay there as long as I want, but...for now weekends and holidays are sufficient. For staying longer there, we need better conditions. Permanent moving there can happen when we "get retired", not before.

2. If we decide to renew old stone house (95% sure) we will rent it to turists during the summer, this means I would need to stay there during the summer as well. But this will not happen this summer, for sure.

3. Island has several small shops with all sorts of food

4. Sea water is beautiful there : clear and clean...and no too big waves on Adriatic Sea. This is not ocean, so it is not so wild.

5. There is regular connection of island with Zadar (by fairyboat, ship, catamaran), but only once-twice on day (during the summer is more often) so it is not possible to work in Zadar and live on that island. Because my bf works in Zadar, we cannot plan to permanently move there. We will still rent the place in Zadar: for now, combination is certainly the best.

Everything will be fine, Craig! Hugs and love.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you very much Artush for the visit and comment.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you very much Susan for your nice words. I can imagine how did you feel when your neighbour oversprayed her garden with herbicides, I also needed to remove my garden to the other part of my land...but still could not grow healthy Milk Thistle for sale.

Of course it does make me angry why toxins are in free use, so every uneducated person can freely do with them whatever wants to and people who want to be green, they have to fight with 1000 of problems to keep their gardens healthy and have no right to stop that ones who poison them...but at this moment, our world is as it is. We can change it, just by giving positive example, and writting about other ways of gardening which preserves the soil, air and water.

When I will have time I will write about plants who are able to transform toxins...

I wish you all the best, from all my heart.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you so much Shalini. Green farming is really possible and can be actually very good bussiness these days . Laws we have on this planet needs to change and governments should support ecological ways much more then now. I hope this will happen.

Thank you so much for the nice words and support (I will not be permanently living on island for now, we are going there on weekends and holidays only at this moment.)


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Dear Dohn - all our dreams can get true, we only need to dare to live them and....never give up.

Of course, I will not move permanently on island - at least not for now, but my weekends are full of joy and work!

Thank you for your nice words from all my heart.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Dear Prayn4U, container garden sounds great for the beginning! I am so glad that I could inspire you.


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Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

Big cities aren't all they are cracked up to be, that's for sure. I always say, you have to follow your passions. If farming is it, then so be it. There will always be those who dissent, but what do you do?

Seems like some beautiful country there BTW. Wow.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you very much, Springboard for your nice words and encouragment.


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Mr Nice 6 years ago from North America

Hi Tatjana,

Sorry I can't move with you now because I am a city guy and who wants the country side noisy neighbors anyway.

Country side only looks good in pictures. Living in pure natural environment is not easy. Although nature is beautiful but some times, nature can be cruel too.

I don't think you can live their too long either. I am just kidding but I believe you should wait until you retire unless you are ready to retire early. Otherwise good luck

Always Love, peace & lots of happiness for you......Good night


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Hehe, Tony, who said that I am definetely moving there? I am there only on weekends and holidays...

Love and hugs


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Mr Nice 6 years ago from North America

Hi Tatjana,

I am up since 2 Am & now I can't sleep, I don't know why, no reason. So I decided to login to internet & visit hubpages.

Your imaginations are more wilder than mine therefore I think weekend & holidays is enough to visit a form unless you want to start a farming business.

Enjoy rest of your day & see you later.

Love, peace & happiness for you................


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Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

Tatjana, what a beautiful and inspiring hub! As usual! I love how you insert humor into it and laughed when I saw the picture of mud! You've pointed out one of the big difficulties of organic farming. You can have perfect organic practices, but if your neighbors spray poison all over the place, your own place will be contaminated.

Your new home is awesome!


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

I loved this Hub! You are a tough gal. Aside from all the mud, the farm house looks nice. But not as nice as the beautiful island. :D

I am glad your dreams are coming true. Thanks for this fine story, well told.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Farming bussiness Tony? No, this is an island...on island there is no possibility to have farming bussiness. Only tourism is very realistic opportunity. For now, I am satisfied to grow my own garden and start to eat healthy food again, plus to do something really creative on the weekends (details in some of my other Hubs.)

Love and hugs


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you very much Dolores, for the visit and such nice comment.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you very much James for your encouraging words. Well, dreams can always come true, if we really want to. (sometimes is just much more complicated then some people would expect it to be).


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

A really enjoyable read. I did once have a small farm which I and my family shared with another family and it was great. My late brother had a lovely farm in France, Lot-et-Garonne, where his widow still lives in a beautiful old water mill.

Thanks for sharing your story.

Love and peace

Tony


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you, Tony, for sharing your experience, and for visit and comment.

Peace and love


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Mr Nice 6 years ago from North America

Hi Tatjana,

Sorry I was busy again but this time with some new hubs. Family gardening is great idea, I wish I can have my own garden too. Home grown veggies, no GMO's & pesticide free.

May be it can make us live little bit longer, well who wants to die anyay. we have to enjoy our life as long as we are here because at the end of the day.......

~ Do not take life too seriously; you will never get out of it alive. ~By Elbert Hubbard

It looks like you are very busy taking care for your clients. Well have a wonderful day whereever you are or whatever you are doing.

~ You only live once -- but if you work it right, once is enough. ~

Always Love, peace & happiness for you.........


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

Hi farmville neighbor great hub here eh and great pictures too..


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you for great comment, GH!


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Hehe Tony, I am completely busy with my garden, and with planns for restoring of stone-house.

Love and hugs...and thank you for your wise (!) comment.

BTW. some vegetables is already growing... - we are in full action already...


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Varenya 6 years ago

This hub is beautiful, thank you Tatjana-Mihaela! I agree with your views and thoughts, especially this one: "let us try the way of living like old folks used to live"- I too will use this motto, it's very wise!


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you so much for your visit and comment Dali. I am glad you enjoyed your holidays in Croatia and still remember them.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you very much, Varenya, after my first "village experience" my opinion is that we should find middle point between "life of old folks" and "style of life of modern people"...some things are better now then before and vice versa. Thank you so much for the visit and comment.


dreamreachout 6 years ago

Wonderful hub for us city mongers!! I spend a lot of time in the country side though with a different topography in connection with my work so I can understand how wonderful you felt while being on the farm!!

Great hub!! Cheers!! :)


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you very much, Dreamreachout.


Wife Who Saves 6 years ago

I thoroughly enjoyed your hub. I live in a large city and my sister lives on a farm, so I enjoy the best of both worlds. By the way, she does not raise farm animals either. She has a fruit orchard, a large vegetable garden, and raises pumpkins for sale at the farmers market.


mandatory retirement 5 years ago

When I started your hub I wasn't sure where it would go. I found your account very very interesting. It held my attention...and made me think of My Life NOT on a Farm.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 5 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Hehe, MR, I completely understand what you mean. But every farm is different. Thanks for visit and comment.


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nextstopjupiter 5 years ago from here, there and everywhere

Thank you for sharing your experiences. I just spent two month in an ecovillage working there as a volunteer, and it is really a great experience to live in peace with nature, to learn some new skills - the most important experience for me was to live on an island of anarchy in an ocean of authority.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 5 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

I am so glad you enjoyed your experience in ecovillage - nature is always comforting. Peace...


carol  5 years ago

Tatiana, could you please write more about what you grow in the farm, how you make a living out of farming only, etc.? i am living in a big city and am seriously considering moving to rural areas but am wondering how it can be put in reality.

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