{30 Days of Thankfulness} Week Three

Look at me, I've gotten my 30 Days of Thankfulness down to the four weeks of thankfulness. How nifty and thrifty. I should have done that in the beginning. Better luck next year, I suppose....

And just a brief warning, my son is sitting on a dead deer that my husband killed at the end of this post....#sorrynotsorry

Let's see, I've been thankful for my life and my freedom in Jesus, I've been thankful for my husband and all of his mountain man manliness, and I've been thankful for my little redneck homesteader boy. And so what, I may ask myself, can I be thankful for now? Those were no brainers -- God, husband, son. What next?

This week, I am thankful for the homesteading lifestyle....

I am thankful for the animals that provide us food and entertainment.

I am thankful for the animals that let us snuggle them, pet them, and love on them.

I am thankful for the hard work that we've put into it, every single thing has been built by our own hands.

I am thankful for the diligence that it has taught me.

I am thankful for how thankful it makes me -- because it has shown me just how much work really does go into tending to the egg layers, the meat producers, and the ones that are just there to keep us company.

I am thankful for the attitude adjustment it has given me -- the simple things truly are the best and most beautiful things -- and I pray to the Lord above I have a huge farm in heaven.

Most of all, I'm thankful for what it teaches our son -- that living off the land is vital, it's easier than some may think, and it's gratifying. It makes you feel closer to the earth, and more appreciative of what we truly have been blessed with. It teaches him that food doesn't, and shouldn't always come from a store. Eggs come from the back yard, meat comes from the woods or pasture, and veggies come from the ground, not a store shelf or a chemical filled green house.

I'm thankful for the homesteading friends -- the ones who rush to your house to give you medicine for your roosters comb because you don't have a vehicle to drive to town in, because you're guaranteed to have 3 vehicles in your driveway and two of them probably need fixin'.

I'm thankful for the homesteading friends who send me goodies, because I send them goodies, and then I send them goodies again. I am thankful for the ones who barter, the ones that allow me to bounce ideas off of them, and the ones who share in my pain and sadness when something doesn't go as planned.

I'm thankful for my extended family that has embraced my homesteading needs and wants, and now tailors our Christmas, birthday, and other special presents towards homesteading. Yes, I did get a canner for my birthday from my mom...and yes, she did circle a "shot gun toilet bowl plunger" in a magazine to add to our Christmas list.....and no, I did not request it, ha!

This week I am thankful for the homesteading lifestyle -- the animals, the work, the food that it puts on my table, the satisfaction it brings, the knowledge it imparts, and the friends that it has introduced into my life.

This week I am thankful for the homesteading lifestyle...because honestly, I can't remember what life was like before it, and I don't want to know what it's like ever again.... 

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