Friday, April 12, 2013

Land Owners. Farmers. Country Living

Hello there, friends! I know it's been a while since I've posted and I still need to share pictures of our kitchen with you, but today I want to share with you a dream. It took us a little longer to finally realize what exacty that dream was, but my husband and I have finally discovered it. It's beautiful, it's exciting, it's scary. It's going to be hard work, it will take time, it will take learning. It will lead us to a new place. It will be an adventure. It will be rewarding and profitable. It will allow us to have more family time. It will teach us patience. It will be a blessing to others.

This may seem like a weird dream to most people. Stupid, perhaps. Why would you want to do a thing like that? Don't you want to do something different, something bigger, maybe better? We want the "simple" life. In no way is this just "simple". Like I said, it will be hard work. We want to live on acres of land. Hundreds of acres. Maybe over a thousand one day. We want to build a home on a hill, overlooking the beautiful mountains like the ones above. We want to raise cattle and chickens. We want to have horses and a guest cabin for friends/family to visit us. We want to have lots and lots of fruit trees. And grow fruits and vegetables. We want to have pigs, maybe goats. Lots of soft, green grass and beautiful skies. We want to be, in a sense, farmers. Old fashioned. We want to live somewhere in God's beautiful country where we are completely surrounded by His creation. We want to be engulfed with it. To be involved with work that would constantly remind of us our Creator. We want to serve in a small community. We want to bless friends & family. We want to teach our girls what it means to be a hard worker and to be grateful for what God blesses you with. And we understand that there are many ways to do this. You don't have to live out in the country. But that's our dream. To be a little bit excluded. And I am excited. We both are. If we could, we would pack up and go right now. But we can't. We're not ready. So our goal is within the next 10 years. To set aside everything we can to help us reach our goal. Pray for us, friends. That we could get to this point in our lives. We will need God's help every single day, but it can be done!
And aren't those pictures just beautiful? That is Idaho! I am ashamed to say I have never really seen pictures of that state. I can say I am in LOVE. ;)

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