“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”
• F. Scott Fitzgerald •
...there are no rules to this thing... We chose to change. Not only the way we live but the life we live too. We chose to move to the country and create systems using chickens to grow better food in hopes to heal. We wanted to change for the better and we wanted to change together to be better humans. We walk down a path many people may think as "weird" but now that we are finally here, we wouldn't want it any other way.
Together, we were frustrated when we couldn't find a place we really 'fit' in. So, we began using all of our extra free time, not being used spending time trying to impress other people by going to bars and restaurants spending more we didn't have, and we studied. We studied using videos, books, and articles on creating a permaculture homestead and raising animals. For months, we studied and planned, readying ourselves for the immense work we knew would come. The first few days in the house, we stayed up until the wee hours painting the house. In four months we have completed so much yet there is still so much we want to do.
Building a life, seeking the journey God has made for us takes time. We have enjoyed attending the church down the road from our house, Union Community Church. Every sermon is God speaking to us in everything going on in our lives and we truly appreciate the support we have received from the congregation there. Creating the life of your dreams is not an easy task and we will be the first to tell you that it comes with trial and errors.
Some times taking risks is the only way to discover your purpose. I have told this story a few times but we are doing what we are doing because one morning in church, Josh turned to me and said, "I want to raise chickens to give to other people." I about fell out of my chair! The rest is history now as we prepare for Saturday and our first pastured chicken harvest. We are so incredibly thankful and blessed as we have people traveling to learn with us. We plan on giving some of these birds, a way for us to pay it forward as we have been blessed in this life. Thank you for following our journey as we create this life we are living.