This weeks theme among blog friends including me is starting over. You would think it was Jan 1st around here, but no its May..although you couldn’t tell by the weather! All of us have various reasons for starting over and what exactly we are starting over with. Farmgirl is starting over with a new place, new shop, new town or will be soon. Mike is having to start over with one of the first projects on his homestead, rabbits. I am starting over with saving for my dream homestead.
At one time we were almost to our goal money, our credit wasnt moving. We had to spend money this year on spring animals and with that the added expense of expansion. We had to get a bank loan and a new truck which has sucked us dry of any spare money. Our savings is near to nothing again. This month is a new start on saving. At least we arent starting with nothing..we have about 1300 towards our 10,000 goal. I visited my best friends mother today looking for free homesteading goodies. She had none but did have advise which is always good.
God has a plan. His ways are not our ways and things are not in our timing most of the time. What happens today will impact tomorrow. God works things out for good in all situations..we often times dont see it till down the road. I know it is frustrating for Farmgirl to have to put her homestead on hold once again..to start over, but it will work out. It has to be devastating for Mike to have to lay to rest a huge herd of rabbits, but it will work out. I can do nothing but shake my head at the though of having to live here another year and have to save yet again hundreds of dollars that dont seem to be in our future, but it will work out. Each situation although different is the same. We will be thankful later at some point that this happened. (may be years down the road) We will be wiser, stronger, and better equipt to handle challenges that lie ahead.
No matter what happens in your homesteading life, just know there is a reason and be comforted in that. Look for the positive and move forward towards a better tomorrow.
Happy Homesteading!! 😀