Many of you know that we are in the process of starting a homestead:
Hope Nurtured, The Lee Family Homestead
This is quite the process for us. By us, I’m talking about me, my 8-yr-old daughter, our 2 cats, and 6 fish.
Yep, that’s it…for now… 🙂
Obviously, with “us” including a majority of animals and a minor, it falls to me to coordinate, save, and really make this happen. Now don’t get me wrong, my precious daughter is doing everything she can to help out as well. She’s writing story that she wants to sell and is trying to master her crocheting technique to make things to sell. How sweet is that?!?
That still leaves plenty on me, but I have spent a lot of time with my daughter to talk about what we could do with our homestead and we have big dreams and big plans! HUGE!
E N O R M O U S !
They are so BIG and overwhelming when I think about them and how far we have yet to go! But when I change my thinking and look at them from God’s perspective, I realize they are no challenge at all. All we need is to keep moving in the right direction and be willing to love on everyone. After all,
And love is never-ending. It can flow unendingly out of us as quickly as we can pour it.
I intend on dumping that slimy goodness on everyone I can reach!
So let’s get into the rough details of our plan!
Foster Home. One of the biggest things that we can do is helping children. I love children. I have dreams of having more and since there are plenty out there who are in need of good and loving homes, I’m going to open our home up to foster children. I have such a desire to show each and every one that they are special, that they were specially made for a purpose that only they can fulfill.
Community Gardens. I’d love to see our homestead as a great resource for the community. I’d like to have free garden plots available to anyone who wants them along with a community garden that’s open to anyone. The underlying goal here is to ensure people have a place to garden if they want to and fresh produce if they need/want it.
Community Events. We want to plan community events throughout the year for families of all types. I’d love to see large gatherings for meals, bonfires, weddings, hay rides, and so much more all for free. My desire is for these events to be available for anyone, regardless of their income.
Animal Fun and Learning. Animals are amazing creatures. Each one has a personality and by learning to care for them, a person may discover a hidden passion or a desire for responsibility. I’ve seen the difference that caring for an animal can make on an individual. Anyone that is interested in learning about animals would be welcomed.
There’s always room for changes and additions, but one thing is not going to change – We want this homestead to be a home and a place for everyone.