Years ago, David and I began to desire a more simple lifestyle. We began to search for land out in the country so that we could follow our plan of becoming more self-sustainable by growing our own food and raising animals.
For some reason, we feel that God wants us to stay here in the city on our little city lot for now. And as much as we want a place out in the country, we know that we need to be where God plans for us.
However, our desire for a home out in the country has never gone away. Not only that, but that desire has been passed along to our children. They often talk about “when we get our place in the country, can we have a horse, etc.”.
We live in the city but we are what I call “country-hearted”. We live simply here on our city lot. We grow some of our own food. We hope to maybe have some chickens in the future. I’m trying to figure out where to put a new clothesline and David is trying to figure out how to design it like I want it. We are “blooming where God has planted us”.
Last night, we planted our fall crops. Kids were playing in the dirt. Bats (!) were flying over our heads doing their echolocation thing. (Which is very cool, by the way, but BATS!) We were getting dirty but enjoying the pleasure that comes from growing your own food.
~You think he had a little fun?~
And we realized that you don’t have to live in the country to live a country life.
Start where you are. Don’t wait until everything is perfect before you begin to live your dreams.
Bloom where you are planted.
And if you want horses in your pasture…
don’t let little things like city ordinances or the lack of a horse stop you!