It’s been a while since I posted. I was learning another lesson–when you’re starting gardens and livestock from scratch (and with very little experience), spring is BUSY! I’m still behind on all of the things that I’m working on or that I’d hoped to be working on by now, and I’m re-evaluating what is reasonable for me to accomplish.
Does this feel like failure? Not in the least, but it IS frustrating that I’m having to scale back what I felt were reasonable goals. I can see how some folks would feel this as a personal failure. I think this is the point that the “old timers” talk about. You know, the proverbial separation of the boys from the men. This is where less hard-headed folks would throw in the towel, but not me!
So I’m not going to have my Fall Garden this year, so what? I just bought myself a full year to work on planning it to make it the best that it can possibly be. So what if the chickens have to cram into their too small house for a couple of extra months? They have a huge run and are happy and healthy and growing like weeds. Now, I have the time to make sure that their new coop is all that they and I could ever want it to be.
This journey, no, this LIFESTYLE isn’t about easy or pretty or trendy or any of the other things that you might see on blogs or read in articles; it’s about perseverance. It’s about knowing what your goals is and sticking through all of the bumps in the road to get there. It’s about recognizing that sometimes bumps and set backs will bring you more success in the end.
With all of the talk about all of the things that I haven’t done yet, I thought I’d share some new pictures to show you that even though I haven’t met my initial goals, I still have plenty to be proud of!
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