We all have our dreams, right? In today's times, it seems circumstances are making a lot of people's fade away. Our way of living has changed so much, just since I was a kid, and will most likely be changing even more, and even faster than they ever have. I read the predictions from economists and listen to talk radio, and it all gets pretty depressing after a while. Sometimes you just have to shut it all off and occupy yourself with, well, occupying. That's what He told us to do--"Occupy until I come." I guess my preoccupation has mainly been with how our family would fare where we live now in the wake of an economic meltdown. We have space in our back yard for a garden, and we have started stocking up on rice and beans and stuff like that. But the best thing for anyone to do is to know how to "live off the land" so to speak. Our generation depends too much on grocery store conveniences and do not have a clue how to be self-sustaining.
Here's what I think about, dream about every day. Buying a farm somewhere in the beautiful countryside and homesteading. I can just imagine our children having acres of rolling, green hills to run and play on and explore, tire swings to swing on and flowing creeks to wade in. I want it all--chickens, pigs, horses, goats, cows! What a childhood that would be!
Yes, I know a farm requires LOTS of hard work--hours of sweat and toil. What better place to teach children to have a good work ethic and depend on God? To teach them to be self-sufficient in the midst of a time of uncertainty. Looking at where we are now and what it would take to get to this place, it all seems a little far-fetched. But one can dream, can't one??