After a brief hiatus for the holiday season, we are now back at the homestead, and raring to continue our ongoing process of Kaizen.
Some of the projects that are on our minds for the upcoming year are:
- Break ground on a workshop
- Return to gardening and hopefully make modest expansion there
- Improve (move?) the well
- Expand the solar system
- Continue finishing the cabin
- Find time to write more (both of us)
- Continue expanding our fiscal inputs (Garstin Computer Services, and Donna monetizing her enthusiasm for writing)
I can’t speak to the success we will have with these projects, but they are most on our minds of late.
It will be interesting to see just how all these things pan out. It seems that one of the first rules of homesteading is that it’s incredibly difficult to predict where you will be required to spend your resources, and just how many resources you will be required to spend :).
Reflecting on the holidays briefly, it was nice to have a celebration this year where our families focused more on simplicity and time with one another, rather than gifts and more material things. We certainly appreciate the thoughtful items we received! But our love of our families flows from who they are, and not what they can give us.
I was a bit disappointed that I was unable to get to church over the holidays. We have many friends there who we miss and would have liked to have given personal best wishes to. Weather seemed to conspire against us.
It was nice to visit my Grandmother again, and have Kenny get another opportunity to see her. I always feel blessed to have had a chance to get to know Grandparents and Great-Grandparents a bit before they left us. I’m sure Kenny will understand how fantastically blessed he is to have such amazing and wonderful Grandparents in his life and so accessible.
I hope that everyone had a nice holiday break, and can find something to look forward to this upcoming year!