First of all--the well is fixed and I washed laundry all weekend. (joy!)
We're still waiting for the bleach (killing the germies) to dissipate, so we can't drink it just yet. Hopefully soon!
On to today's rambling... Someone asked recently, where would you live if money wasn't an issue. After thinking about it for possibly four seconds, I came to the conclusion that I'd live exactly where I live (but probably with a way better vehicle!).
I love our home. We prayed and saved for a long time to get here. Our "nice little twenty" is close enough to town to keep our jobs and family contact, but far enough away from town to feel properly secluded. (bliss)
Our yard is very big....which means, if I don't constantly mow (my job, since it's an easy task I can do myself whilst the hubs does more important/manly things), all manner of plant life begins to show itself.
I currently have several spots where I refuse to mow down the daisies (above), Queen Anne's Lace (wild carrots!), and baby walnut trees (to transplant when they're a bit bigger--food!). I'm letting patches of clover go to seed as well (because I'd rather have clover than grass!).
Country life is, thus far, a hard life. And we're not very far along into it yet--just over 5 months(ish).
I wouldn't change much though. Probably a better car for traveling. Perhaps a better spine for traveling if we're dreaming dreams!
I'm in love with our views though. I'm shocked if I don' t see a turkey or three up on the little hill at least once a day now.
Wildlife, hunting grounds, was at the top of our wish list when we were looking for our home...the reason we're pushed out further than expected. Finding 20 acres close to Springfield was a tall order.
So though we're working our heinies off, it very much feels worth it. Every trial is a chance to learn and grow. Maybe in 10 years we'll decide we need another 40 acres. Or maybe we'll decide our 20 is still ideal.
I'm currently soaking up every blessing. Every lesson. Every moment. Even the rough ones.
I was reading 2 Corinthians, and feeling overly dramatic for wanting to quote this verse, but it so very much applies. Even though my trials pale in comparison to many others, I still hold onto God's promise that it's not about me and my momentary afflictions anyways, life is only about God's glory and making Jesus famous. It is my hope that I will desire this alone.
"So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, ESV
Be thankful for every moment...even the unexpected moments...even the rough moments. Every moment is life (gift).
Hi, I'm Kristi! Christ follower. Farmer's wife. Mom. Gardener. Artist.
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