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Homestead Encouragement

Life on the homestead is not easy. It’s time consuming, physically exhausting and sometimes full of anxiety.

There are pressures to take care of your garden, maintain your property, and fix whatever’s broken. In addition to all that, you have to find time to spend with your family and develop your kids into contributing members of society.

Notice how all of the things listed so far don’t even include our regular jobs where we have to go earn money to support our families. When you combine homesteading with work and everything else in life, things can get very hectic.

At the end of the day, however, it’s so worth it.

When you see your spouse and children happy, when you see your kids taking an active role in helping out around the property, when you save hundreds of dollars fixing something yourself and when you realize you don’t need a whole lot in life, then the feeling of contentment sets in.

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You ultimately begin to realize that although your work life might not be what you want, there is something positive to come home to at the end of the day.

This is why we continue to develop our homestead and DIY skills on a weekly basis no matter how hard it gets.

Life will be full of challenges; however, it’s those challenges that mold us into better and more productive people.

So, don’t be afraid to start small and never give up. Every single success and failure is a learning experience upon which to build more skills.

God bless and stay positive!

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