At what point do you consider your home place to be a farm? This question cracks me up because I was always more then anxious to live on a farm while the hubby on the other hand, let’s just say that it has taken some convincing! I think he’s still in denial that we have a farm, though I was over antsy to get here…….. take my worm growing, garden fertilizer experiment a couple of summers ago. Yup, I was ready to consider that laundry tub in my entry way, means close enough to say we live on a farm. Well, the hubby won that one! He told me worms or him. Oh well, you win some you lose some!
Besides, I have found there are a LOT of fun things to grow other then worms. (They just keep reproducing naturally anyways.) There is the garden, pigs, chickens, oh and babies. Those are fun too.
I shared some of why we grow our own food HERE. But there is another side of it that I am just recognizing and REALLY beginning to appreciate!!
It is the reminders that country life brings us to SLOW DOWN. It is extremely hard NOT to practice patience when sowing seeds of which you won’t see rewards for several months. Or to raise and feed baby chicks knowing that you won’t fry a single egg for 5 or 6 months. It is also a practice of TRUST that what you are planting is the right thing and with the hand of God it will grow and flourish. I am needing these lessons translated into my business right now. I am scared and worried that changing direction and starting ‘a-new’ isn’t the right thing to do. Then I see what dreaming, hard work, trust, and prayer can do. I see it in the animals we raise, the garden, and kiddos too. Now it is time to plant those seeds for my business too.
I am ready. Are you?
Check out those snow banks! From the plow, but still. The garden and apple tree are just about buried! Pure fun!!!
p.s. I am still working on the stool tutorial and will share it here ASAP!
p.p.s. LAST WEEK TO SHOP PRV!! There are only a couple style of soap dispensers left.. check what’s still available here.