Saturday, February 20, 2021

Just checking in :0)

 We are doing well in spite of the frigid temps and snow. We've stayed home through it all and just enjoyed being quiet. The critters fared well too. In the next couple of days I will be posting some pondering's I've had during this time of being shut in. 

I am looking so forward to spring. We have many plans this year. Our biggest plan is to get our land paid off and then do a complete house remodel. Farm man(hubby) would like to retire from his job and be able to stay home and enjoy the quiet life on the homestead. We can do that if we can get our land paid off this year.

We plan on adding a few more critters this spring...hoping for some baby goats for bottle feeding, a sow and a boar for breeding. We will be processing out one the pigs in the very near future. We will do it all here rather than having it done. Our plan is to turn it all into sausage. Sausage can replace beef in many dishes so that's our plan. I will be documenting it with video as we do it. I think given what we are going through, the pandemic as well as political upheaval it's just time to become as self sufficient as one can be. I used to blog quite often about preparedness on my old blog but over the years just kinda quit. We are still very much into being prepared for mishaps just not the way we once were. Our kids are working on moving over here as well. It will be nice to have the younger men help farm man. As we age things get a bit more difficult, the help will be much appreciated. I think community living with like minded people is a great thing in times of trouble. We all need help and many hands make light work as they say. *smile*. One other plan we have is to begin a you tube channel, a video diary if you will of our homestead endeavors here on our little slice of heaven. We are hoping for projects like a decent sized rain catchment system for the garden, expanding our garden area, planting more fruit trees, adding more bees, etc... we would like to video document our progress on these things. Hope y'all would watch!

Until next time,

Peace, Love and Light

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Introversion and life

 
Hello again! We are alive and well here on the homestead. We still know people struggling with covid but most are doing well and we are hopeful for a full recovery for all! Positive thoughts and vibes to you all and anyone you know struggling with covid as well!

Over the past weeks i've spent much time in thought...had a discussion with a couple of respected people about introversion. People that are not introverts simply do not understand it. We are not depressed, sad, angry, suffer from social anxiety in the true sense of the word, we don't hate other humans(most days :o). We are simply ok with our own company and with the people that we feel the most comfortable with. I spend tremendous amounts of time at home by choice. I have a vehicle, I have money and I have time to go do things like shopping....I simply don't want to, until I do. I am not living in fear of Covid, although I respect the hell out of it and what it can do. I just like being alone. I am very content being in my own home and on my own property doing my own thing. I socialize as I see a need & not as society demands I do. So many people in our world do things out of pressure to fit in, to be accepted, liked, loved and admired. They act a certain way, do things they think are acceptable to the masses all so they appear "normal". These are the people overwhelmed with anxiety...these are the people that are the addicts, hateful, judgmental people....They are miserable and cannot admit it. 

See, I used to be that way...I worked, went to college, was the life the party, everyone loved me...except me...I would go home after all that and be miserable...I was tired, depressed, drained and hated my life...but, I kept it up because it's what society dictated to me and I believed was the way of life. In my early 30's life changed when my grandmother passed away. It was very hard but it was also then that I realized the life I was living was not the life I wanted. We had brick home in the suburbs, we both worked, we had 2 nice vehicles, we were by worldly standards living the dream...BUT we were not happy...we were simply going through the motions...At 35 we sold our home and moved deep into the country...that's were the story of life really begins...That's when things simplified...that's really when my mindful journey began even though I didn't realize it until many years later. So here I am, almost 20 years later, still making sense of peace, joy, happiness and mindful living. I certainly don't have all the answers to life's questions, but I do understand the benefit of stillness and quiet. Most people don't like quiet because to them its boring. Quietness is a blessing. It is where the answers lie, it is where we begin to find wisdom and figure out who we really are....

It is in the quiet stillness we hear the most....

We hear that still small voice...when we ask the questions, that small voice will answer...sadly most people do not want the answers, the real answers, the hard answers...the answers that matter...they want the answers that stroke their ego and feels good...they want the answers that align with their own ideals...they want answers that will further their selfish agenda...We only need to look as far as social media to see that. When we take the time to just be still, to be quiet to listen, then will we learn and grow.

I love the spring time and the newness of everything. I spend hours a day outside, sitting, thinking, listening, and pondering...I find nature has profound wisdom if we only listen to her...The birds singing show the beauty in a simple song, the flowers teach us to always turn our faces towards the sun and feel the warmth of the light, the trees teach us to stand tall even in the midst of the storms, the squirrels teach us to gather and store for the hard times, the earth helps ground us and keep us humble...so much to learn from the mother(nature). Sadly most are to busy to stop and take it all in....Introverts are full of things to say, they know far more than most understand...they are not all the things others think they are....they are the sages, the prophets, the shaman, the wise ones...don't dimiss them...they are not crazy, depressed or sad...If an introvert lets you in their world, keep them...they rarely let anyone in so just know if you are in their life....you are there for a reason....pay attention!

Much love and light,

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Food for thought

 All over the place you see and hear people fearing their rights being taken away, their democratic way of life being trampled on, fear of socialism, communism, martial law etc...but these same people are so scared that they are doing the very things that will surely cause that to happen...riots, insurrections and calling for war! Think about that. 



Saturday, January 16, 2021

A long couple of weeks

 Not long after my last post my 10 month old grand daughter fell very ill. after 3 doctors visits my daughter took her to a local childrens hospital where she was admitted and diagnosed with Covid-19. My daughter, son in law and 2.5 year grand daughter all were diagnosed. All are doing ok. The baby was released day before yesterday and is doing well. My daughter is doing really well along with the 2.5 year old. My son in law is still struggling a bit. 

I'm to tired right now to go into all the details of what happened and i'm still to angry! I'm angry at the people that disregard this as a serious illness for many. They make light of it by calling it everything but what it is COVID-19! One of my pet peeves! This is not racial or political...its a virus!! My family has been through hell with this. They told my daughter had the baby not gotten to the hospital when she did the baby would have died! DIED! Very traumatic to hear as a young mom 24 years old!

I'm still processing all we've been through so it may be a few more days before I have my thoughts together enough to post anything worthwhile. I just wanted to check in and say i'm still here. Take care, stay safe, stay positive and test negative!