Sunday, November 3, 2013

Homesteading: Bigger Steps

     We spent our early years in the outskirts of town surrounded by neighbors, noise, and the occasional nasty tornado. When the property we now own became available we spent many a restless hours planning and deciding if it would work for us, and how we would make that happen. In the end, we decided to go through with the move and start taking bigger steps in our homesteading journey.
      Along with a good size two story house, the property had a large metal building just right for a workshop and barn set up. There was a fenced in area that had once been a rather large garden, a well house, and a back yard that met with untamed woods. Few people lived on the gravel road at that time offering us some distance and quiet. A silver gate hung near the mail box offering us further solitude and peace. Walking the span of land we envisioned chickens and children roaming the grassy spaces, large gardens growing in the corner, and a cottage style/herb bed to welcome you at the front door.
      I had no doubts, only dreams and romantic notions. Settling in was a challenge, for I wanted to jump right on the building and growing instead of planning and plotting. It was my husband's 'wait for it' determination that kept me focusing only one step at a time- realizing the move itself was a big step and every step there after would be even bigger.


Michelle said...

Before you know it all your dreams will appear.

Dicky Bird said...

Psalms 37:4 Delight thyself in the Lord and he will give thee the desires of thine heart.