Matt Roloff really does seem to be moving on from life on the farm.
Over the past several weeks, it's been made more and more apparent that the Little People, Big World patriarch is ready to expand his professional and personal horizons past the place he's called home for decades.
For as long as we've known Matt certainly, he has lived and worked on Roloff Farms.
But the past few episodes of this TLC reality series have crystallized the problems in this arrangement, as both Matt and his ex-wife have complained about living in such close proximity to each other.
The future of the farm truly does appear to be in question, especially when Amy comes out and makes remarks such as the following:
"I don't know what the future of the farm really holds... it's a challenge sometimes with Matt and I living on the farm together, being divorced and everything."
Amy made that statement on the most recent installment of Little People, Big World.
Making matters even more intriguing and complicated in terms of where the farm and its owners are headed?
Matt has confirmed that he's headed south!
Roloff recently said he's moving to Arizona for at least part of the year.
Insiders have reported that Matt and girlfriend Caryn Chandler purchased a home there, prompting speculation that the couple is engaged or may soon be engaged.
But we're not here to wonder about the state of this romance.
We're here to talk more at length about Matt bidding farewell to his farm.
Despite the weather being very nice in Oregon right now, for example, Roloff is spending time in Arizona, writing as a caption to the first Instagram photo above:
"Hi all my Arizona friends... anyone that missed my last book signing at the Barnes and Nobel in Surprise AZ ... or if we ran out of books before you got yours. I’ll be there again tomorrow (sat 6/30) from 11am - 1:30).
"This time there should be plenty of books (hopefully). And I’ll sign your copy and do a meet n greet."
Matt is referring to the children's book "Little Lucy Big Race" that he wrote and released last year.
He really seems to be embracing the life of an author, adding a pretty huge announcement to this caption:
"Also we are in the planning stages of a multi city book reading tour in August. Stay tuned we may be in Your city soon!"
Wow. How exciting, right?!?
Also also how worrisome if you don't want to see Little People, Big World change in any way.
When you consider Roloff making money via signings and book sales, along what seems to have been a long-planned move away from his farm, it becomes hard to imagine this show remaining the same.
Matt is yearning to move on. Amy is involved in a serious relationship with Chris Marek.
Nearly every family member is making major life decisions these days.
So here's an idea:
Perhaps TLC should spinoff either Jeremy and Audrey Roloff; or Zach and Tori Roloff; or even both couples at once.
Just because Amy and Matt may wish to move on, this doesn't mean the Little People, Big World universe has to end.
Who among us would not be rapt by a series that focuses on how these twosomes are raising precious little Ember and/or precious little Jackson?
We certainly would be.