Thoughts of home & photo memories on the beach
Chickens, gardens, and a sourdough starter. Those are are “living” things that need caring for every day on the homestead as of right now. Oh and kids…(but that’s not the focus today!)
And honestly, it’s not a lot of work at all! By far under an hour a day.
I think I remember Homestead being defined as a self-sustaining home with outbuildings. We are pretty far from self sustaining and I don’t really have a desire to go off the grid ever. But I genuinely enjoy learning new (to me) skills that have been lost in translation over the last few generations.
So naturally, I find myself dreaming of milk cows, pigs, more gardens, bees, sewing, diy-ing, and all of that prairie like stuff quite often.
But here’s the thing….I like my freedom too. I always want to be able to get away once or twice a year!
So my next train of thought is…how would we manage a big homestead from afar? Yes, we have amazing family that helps, but what if they go with us?
I guess hiring help is an option! But it’s an odd position to fill.
The great thing is that it’s not really a big worry. God has shown me he irons out the details by going before us. So I know he won’t allow us to take on more than would suit what He has planned for our future. I just get to live and be a part of it.
For now, I’m super thankful we’ve been able to do both! Have a little homestead and get away some! And I’d definitely do Folly Beach again – if you can’t tell from the pictures – its a perfect beach for families. The kids had a blast, and so did we.