Tuesday, October 27, 2015

As I set here, the only sounds are that of the low hum of my laptop, and the gentle pattering of the rain on the window.  Today is a typical fall day....grey, rainy, and very laid back.  

The girls are snuggled in, dreaming dreams I am sure of chasing squirrels and getting into general mischief.  They always tend to nap best on days we get a slow, pattering rain.  I must admit, the sounds almost make me want to nap with them.

I had wondered over the last few weeks, if I would keep posting to this blog.  I have not, in the past, been regularly posting, and thought maybe it would be best to just let it go.  But, I was on Rory Feek's blog this morning, reading of the ordeal that he and his wife Joey are going through, and their complete and unaltering faith in the good Lords plan.  

It started me thinking.  Maybe, just maybe, I could lend some type of insight, help, or smile to someone who reads this blog.  Maybe I could offer something, that to me seems mundane and trivial, but to another may be major or earth shattering.  Maybe.

I know that I will get a wealth of comfort and peace from posting and I might pass those same feelings on to others.  

Either way, I feel compelled and moved to keep posting...at least for now.  

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Already planning for spring :)

Self reliance and Homesteading

These are two words that have been on my mind for over a year now.

But, it seems that two very simple words, have a wealth of meaning to a lot of people.

I am on several lists online, that are geared towards these very two words, yet the individuals can not seem to agree on WHAT each word means.  To the point that they sometimes get into heated disagreements about it.

In the next few posts, I will go over how I interpret these two words.


This is something I have it in my heart to do, and I am working towards this goal.  

To me homesteading can come in many shapes and sizes...literally.  You can have a large 50 acre homestead, with all the farm animals known to man.  Or you can have a 1/2 acre homestead, and just a few farm animals.  

The latter is my goal.

I am working towards a small, 1/2 acre at the most, with a modest home situated on it.  It will be just me and my girls *Rooh and Booh*, so we won't need a lot.  

I believe the 1/2 acre would suit our needs find.  

Other than the home, I would want to raise a garden, have a small chicken coop, with 3-4 chickens, and maybe a couple of goats.  

This is to start, and then if I felt like I wanted, needed, or could adequately take care of more, then I would go from there.

To me, this is a homestead.  It doesn't necessarily have to be large, or have four gardens, two barns, and way to many animals for me to provide or care for.