Sunday, June 22, 2008

Standing At the Crossroads

For a long time, we've prayed about leaving this home for a new one. We've been searching for more than 10 years for the "right" home that has never come along. We have made offers, but for one reason or another, they fell through. I guess that it wasn't the right time, and looking back now, I see that it all leads up to we weren't meant to stay here in this area.

With the cost of living going up, we really can't think of sustaining ourselves on this small piece of property. We can raise chickens and a garden, but can't supply the chickens with food or raise enough for for ourselves. Being in a northern climate, we can't supply ourselves with heat. We still need to purchase so many things. We are at the mercy of Corporate America, no matter how hard we try. This place has been a good place to learn from and make mistakes, but it is now time to move on.

We are hunting for some wooded land with an existing home. We don't want to be part of the break-up of land and building a new home. If we did that, it would be easier, as we could find the land quite quickly. Now, just to match a job, an affordable place and what we need up all in one area.

1 comment:

lisa leisher said...

I will be praying for you and your family in your decision. I know that it is a hard one. I have truely been enjoying hearing about your life on your homestead. My husband and I live in central PA and really love it here but have considered a major move many times in 22 years. We are now happy in the area hear though we would like to make one more move to the mountains area here. If there would be anything that we could do please feel free to ask. Blessings,
Lisa Leisher,