(Photographs courtesy of Isaac Gunn)
When things get so busy on our little homestead, I need to remind myself of why our family has chosen the life we lead. I need to remember that freedom from being tied down, freedom from the rat race, and free to make our days as we choose are invaluable. Sometimes I think that my life would be so much easier if Mike got a regular job and I didn't have to figure out how to juggle children, housework, cooking, a very busy business, homestead, and husband - oh and maybe, just maybe a little creative time thrown in for myself. But then I just reflect back on all of the steps we have taken to get where we are now and why we chose this life. It may very well be easier if Mike did get a "regular" job. But you know what? Easier is seldom ever better. Easy rarely accomplishes goals. Easy seldom equates living ones values. It's hard work.