“THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED: FARM STAY FEEDS THE SOUL” ; March 23, 2015
Living in the city with light pollution and smog, it’s easy to forget how bright the stars at night can be. I’m sitting on an antique rocker on the porch of a cozy cabin, looking up at the sparkling sky. Instead of the traffic noises, it’s quiet; the only sound is the rustle of the wind through the leaves of towering trees and the chirping of frogs in a pond some distance away. This is heavenly.
I drew the lucky assignment of checking out Restoration Homestead— part working farm, part bed and breakfast—near the small town of Kerens outside of Corsicana. Here, the proprietor Bill Mureiko, a partner in the law firm Thompson & Knight, is living the country home dream, commuting from his Eden to work in Dallas. He, his wife Robin, their three grown sons Adam, Drew, John and daughter-in-law Nicole run varied aspects of the farm. The clan also includes their adopted 10-year-old daughter Lydia and John and Nicole’s sons five-year-old Paul and four-year old Joshua.