Tuesday, October 14, 2014

No Room for Complaining

It is still raining here on the Small Homestead. We are so grateful that as strong storms came through last night and trees fell and one precious soul lost her life, that here on the homestead, we enjoyed just a good ole' fashioned thunderstorm.

Our one month old Black Australorps
As in my last post we have been having quite a bit of rain around here the last several days. Much needed rain I might add. However, when you are trying to plant your fall/winter garden and you are trying to build your chicken coop because those month old Black Australorps are quickly outgrowing their baby coop, it's quite easy to fall into complaining mode.

Rubber boots for mud and mucking stalls!
As I walked around this morning taking care of our babies though, I realized that God has provided so much to keep me dry and warm as I spend time outside in the rain and wind to help see our dream of full on homesteading become a reality.

One of 4 rain barrels to catch that free water!
I realized that He has provided free water for our babies that we don't have to pay for. That free water will also water our garden when the rain dries up for days and weeks on end.

Yes, it takes a little longer to complete the chores.

Yes, it can be a bit tougher to walk out of the warm, dry house to hang out in the cold, wet rain.

BUT....the babies that are working so hard to provide for us and help us reach that simple, self-reliant goal really appreciate it....and we appreciate them.

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