We have been busy tapping maple syrup trees, collecting sap, building a greenhouse, finishing the ice house and painting. Oh yes, finishing up the February newsletter to go out as well, ahem...
I am not going to kid you, it has been a tough couple of weeks! I hesitate to say this as there still seem to be quite a few waiting in the wings to jump out and say, "I TOLD YOU SO! WHEN DIDN'T YOU GET IT THAT IT WOULD BE HARD TO LIVE OFF GRID?" "Your life is so hard and so much work"! And to that I say, "hmpf and bah humbug"!. That is not what I am referring to in the tough department! It just has been tough ok and that could be why the posts have been boring and not as frequent :), so "there" to the nayfolk! :L. I will not quit!
But, do not despair dear friends! I am getting my groove back and I have lots to say when I can get away a few moments and I will be updating you. Nothing to exciting, just the daily grind.
On a great note, we had a wonderful evening on Monday giving our off-grid lecture at MCC. What a nice group of folks to talk to and they were wonderful and gracious to ask so many interesting questions. I must tell you, it is encouraging to know people are actually interested in what we are doing and they would give us their precious time to let us talk to them about our lives. Thank you to all who attended!
It was also encouraging to see the farm in all its "glory" in the summer slide show pictures. It brought resilience to me personally as to why we are doing what we are. It was a blessing to have our 16 year old speak un-prompted about her life here. What a remarkable young lady... I am only 10% of the woman this girl is! I take no credit for her but give all credit to Him who has blessed us with such a great God fearing daughter and He saw it fit to "loan" her to us for this short time. I pray constantly to have God fill in the blanks with my parenting skills and I got to see a glimpse of His faithfulness in that department this Monday evening. He is doing a great job!
Does this have absolutely anything to do with farming? NOPE! Its a small glimpse into my personal life which I do not share much about here. It is just a glimpse... I have to keep it real here too and honest...
In the SPIRIT of farming, family and faith,