So many people have dreams of having thier own homestead and all the animals that go along with it.  They dream of waking up on land that is their own, looking out to see chickens pecking around and goats playing in a field.  It is a beautiful dream and when it all comes together it can be a beautiful reality.

2012 was quite a year.  It was a year of joy and blessing.  Oh sure we had our share of trials and struggles, like any homesteaders, but we found that those trials only make us stronger as a family and as homesteaders.

We had such a wonderful start to the new year.  We rang in the new year by video chatting with our children and grand children and then having dinner at our house with our very best friends.  And a wonderful start to the new year it is!

It's been a busy year already!  We have new additions to the homestead and they aren't babies.  The garden is in full swing and the fruit trees are bearing fruit.  It is like have just a small slice of heaven on an acre.

The rains finally came!  Last year here in Texas we suffered a horrible drought that made keeping a garden near impossible.  The drought was so bad that it got to the point we would dream about rain and worry about what felt like a never ending drought.  But that all ended the day the rains started.  The wonderful thing is that they are still coming.