So, why is our farm called Little Feet Farm? When we first moved to Tennessee I use to baby-sit a little four-year-old girl and her baby sister. One day the four-year-old spent all day talking about going to the “Little Feet Café.” Being new to town I figured that it was some sort of restaurant. However, when her mother arrived I learned the story behind the, “Little Feet Café.” Apparently the little girl’s grandmother, who had four or five other grandchildren, lived on the other side of town and was within driving distance from all of her grandchildren.
In an attempt to spend quality time with the grandkids and give the parents a break, this grandmother kept all the children at her house on Thursdays or would pick them up from school. After school let out for the older ones, this grandmother would bring all of the kids in her kitchen, which she called, “Little Feet Café” (In honor of all her little grandchildren) and would teach them how to prepare a dinner. They all got to help, learn, share and eat together. It was quality time spent together and I’m sure all of her grandchildren will be able to look back on all those Thursday evenings in the “Little Feet Café” with fond memories and valuable lessons that they can carry with them.
Just like that little girl’s grandmother, Brian and I want our farm to be about quality time spent with our children. Quality time spent laughing, playing, learning, reading, farming, cooking, and praying. We want our children to grow up and be able to look back on their childhood with fond memories and valuable lessons that they can carry with them. I wanted the name of our farm to represent what we were about, which is why no other name seemed to fit except for “Little Feet Farm.” I also hope to get a sign for my kitchen one day that says, “Little Feet Café.”
Our kids are too young to understand why we do things the way we do them, but hopefully one day we can explain it to them. Hopefully, one day they will appreciate the life that we are trying to create for them. Hopefully, one day our ventures will give them the courage to set out on their our journey and create their own “Little Feet Cafes.”