Long days, not enough sleep, hard work and major adjustments have all been testing our marriage these last few months. Homesteading has a way of changing you, sometimes for the worse, but if you let it, it can change you for the better.
Homesteadin’ ain’t easy, and us Homesteadin’ Mamas have our plates over-flowing. You’re overwhelmed, exhausted, and it seems day by day your hair is getting a little more of those wisdom highlights your mama warned you about! But there are some things we can do to help simplify our crazy, lifestyle just a bit!
Our children can be some of the most amazing teachers we will ever meet in our lifetime. If we just sit back and watch, they will teach us the best lessons any of us could ever learn.
Starting a homestead as new parents brings it’s own special set of circumstances. But… I wouldn’t have it any other way!
Every evening we go on a family walk around the farm, and it is simply the best part of the day. Aren’t we all so glad Spring is here? The time of fresh air, checking on the grass growth, tree blossoms, sky gazing, and watching the young lambs frolic around is here again.
Children want to be involved, they want to learn, they want to see what it is that we are doing. If we don’t let them help with the meal plan, figure out the food storage or help with the survival gear, they aren’t going to learn to be prepared and self-sufficient.