Saturday, October 10, 2009

It feels like home

We are finally getting settled into our new home, and it truly feels right for us to be here. We can't help but praise God each morning when we wake up and see what He has blessed us with.

Most of the boxes are unpacked - and I'm a working mom, you know! Recently, we decided that it's just not best for our family for me to work outside the home.

It's been very difficult for me to juggle the needs of my family with the needs of my job. We'll be transitioning to one income in the next few months, and we are confident that we have made the right decision. We trust God with our needs, and feel that He is prompting us to make a lifestyle change.

It's extremely important to us to become more self-sufficient and self-sustaining, especially where our food is concerned. We eat organic foods as much as possible, and try to stay away from highly processed foods.

I have learned the hard way that chemical preservatives, commercial fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides are poison to our bodies. I have Crohn's disease which is a digestive/autoimmune disorder that I believe could have been avoided. I highly recommend the book Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon if you are interested in this subject. It is full of information and recipes for making a return to traditional foods which nourished the generations before us.

I am dreaming of the day when we will plant our new garden. I have plotted out where the barn will go. And, I am debating what livestock additions to make to our little farm.

This is a day of great possibilities and opportunities. I hope you'll stick around to see what adventures lie ahead!

1 comment:

Ann said...

Your new home looks idyllic Melissa, I wish you all the best living there. Wonderful that you are becoming a full time homemaker too, it was all I ever wanted and felt 'wrong' when I worked, life for my family was much happier when I was at home supporting them and it was amazing how much actually going out to work cost with all the expenses it involved, especially childcare. Graham is recovering from an ileostomy he had in July so you have our sympathy re your Crohn's - it's a horrible condition.