We have been enjoying a few weeks of record sales with our business - autumn wedding order mostly. While being thankful for the money and doing our best to save it to use toward the big three "needs" we have - property taxes, a woodstove, and a new used really old car; it has been really hard but we have learned some things we wouldn't have learned if we didn't have this spike in our business.
We have learned is to be more efficient - Mike with some of his production techniques and me with my packaging of orders.
But truly we have learned that we need to keep focused on why we have chosen to pursue a homeasteading simple life.
It is so easy to get caught up again in the consumeristic trappings of the world - oh so easy.
We have learned that it is ok to say no to business - when it interferes with being able to spend a bit of time with family; when I am struggling to sit down to get all my homeschool plans on paper; when gathering and preserving food becomes hard to keep up with; and, when homestead building projects keep getting put on hold.
Life, of course, happens, but I think God wants us to use wisdom to make the decisions that are right for us - what is right for our family.