Enjoying Our Homestead
I look out the window and in the dusk of the evening I watch Jim as he talks with a friend in the front yard. Building community is an important part of homesteading. Not going it alone. As we have been on our homestead a month now and we are truly finished traveling everywhere, we find peace in the little things. Sitting on the porch, listening to the birds, watching the grass grow and the trees sway. Walking hand in hand down the lane, through the country, causes reflection and gratitude.
Homesteading requires hard labor and gives thrilling satisfaction. Our friend, Austin, helped dig holes for our tomato pergola. Amazing.
We pace ourselves. There are sore muscles and hot baths. There is overwhelming lack of knowledge of what to do when and with what. But this is our life and we love it. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to struggle through design problems, figure out how to pay for a project, and how to get the animals we want on our farm. All of these are opportunities of growth. Joy in the journey and this journey is amazing.