Our journey towards homesteading is just beginning, but the roots had begun long ago. Both D and I have always been connected to nature. D is an active outdoorsman who lives to fish and hunt. He loves the thrill and sport of it, and he enjoys providing food for our family. I am a dreamer, someone who gets lost in the beauty of nature. I love hearing the birds and frogs, seeing the beautiful wildflowers and colors of the earth, and feeling the wind on my face. To us, nature is home.
So when D and I started to feel uneasy about our current living situation, we sat down and talked about what was important. What did we both love? What did we want? What was wrong with the way things were now?
There were a few things that we discussed and felt we'd like to change- all of them pushing us towards a more simple life.
I'd like to end with one of my favorite quotes of all time. To me, it hits the nail exactly on the head as to why we hope to live this way:
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. -Henry David Thoreau
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