Why Do You Do It?

Lone Robin

Recently I was asked, “Why do you do it? Why do you continue to do all this work, when things are so grim financially?’

This inquiry came recently, when we had someone over to help us with the more arduous tasks around the farm… they know our plight, which I shared before.

Well, the answer to his inquiry is a simple one…

It’s easy to quit, it takes Faith to go through!

We’re still here… we haven’t given up… and, as long as we are here, we will continue to work the farm and be obedient to Him…

It Takes Faith

Scripture never promises us that life will be easy. In fact, it warns us that life will indeed have its trials and tribulations…

Does that mean that we should crawl in a hole and pull the dirt in behind us?

NO!

Instead, we are to work… in our case, it is to do the work our homestead requires of us…

Is it easy? No, not always…

Is it difficult and frustrating to keep going, while living paycheck to paycheck? Of course, it is!

And, as I have often done, I’ve sought my Heavenly Fathers’ guidance on what I should do, to bring in additional income…

Sometimes the answers don’t seem to make any sense…

Strawberries

Take my photography for example… the question keeps rolling around in my head, “In this day, and age, when every person who has a phone with a camera in it is a photographer, how could I possibly earn any money through photography?” But it is possible…

And then, of course, I have my direct sales business… I enjoy cooking, so I have the potential for additional income through hosting food tastings and workshops…

Although these things, to some, may not seem like ‘real jobs,’ I am happy… I am content…

See, I have been given a vision of what this farm is for… a picture in my minds eye, of what this farm could be… not just for me and my family… but for others as well…

So, in active obedience, I will continue to work the land… grow my veggies… care for my chickens…  take pictures… and hold tastings and workshops…

… and above all, I will be thankful for what I do have… I have food in my belly and clothing on my back… what more could this country girl ask for!

Till next time,

Be blessed!

~ Sheri

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Desperate for change, I left the city behind and moved to the country... I am obsessed with raising chickens, old barns and cooking from scratch. Welcome to my homestead!

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