I was recently under fire on a homesteading board over the life and death of Valentine. One member went so far as to direct others to my blog in an attempt to show my inconsistency (though I think it was more about showing my inadequacy). I don't claim to know everything or much of anything for that matter. I went into this with a head full of ideas of how things would/could be and living in the dream life that the books talked about. The people I talked to made it seem as easy as the books did, so I resolved that I could do this. More days than not that resolve is tested, it was especially true when my health became a factor and my dh had to take over most of the day to day.
But we pushed forward and I continued to keep you updated, taking you all on our journey. We've had some of the best times of our life and some of the worse. The thing about life is that you will not always make the right decisions and in retrospect it may not have even been the best decision, but you have to live with the consequences and learn from it. I could be that person who throws in the towel and says no more, I can't or it's too hard . . . but it's not my nature. I don't give up, I do better next time.
For those who read this blog because they are thinking about homesteading/farming/life in the country/whatever, remember this; life isn't always pretty, stuff always happens especially when you don't want it to and you can only be so prepared for everything, until you're not; so pick yourself up, dust yourself(and pride - it will take quite the beating from time to time) off and get back on track or make a new way. I hope to see you on the rest of this journey. God Bless.