It’s a New Year! I always seem to take the whole month of January to contemplate and make new goals. There really is no rush. It can take time to get the vision for a new year. Daniel and I have a motto this year “celebrating progress”. We feel that it’s way too easy to think you can celebrate only when you’ve arrived to your destination. But it's important to live in the now, and celebrate as you make steps of progress towards your goals.
We showed up on that land with so many hopes and desires. It was so wonderful to raise our own meat, vegetables, and dairy products. Then we built so much from scratch, with just raw resources on the land. After living there we felt like we had this amazing test run, on living the homestead life.
There were lots of little things adding up to our desire to move on, one of the biggest was our land was so heavily treed and we really wanted some good grazing land to raise animals. There were a lot of different plans going on in our heads, some better than others. We finally decided on moving to town, with the plan to save our money and invest in a home we could rent out for income one day.