I love to blog. It is something that I have done for many, many years. But the past year has been an extremely busy and challenging year.
As many of you know, we had a devastating fire this past April. We lost our barn and all our animals. We lost our garage and a lifetime of tools. We lost our tractor and all our implements. It was absolutely crushing. I'll post the fire video below and my first video after the fire as well.
But.....the Lord was amazing. He has restored us more than we could have imagined. Our family, friends and neighbors were incredible. People we didn't even know showed up. Our church family was amazing.
The whole process restored my faith in humanity. I was humbled and deeply moved by the love shown to us.
Since then, we have rebuilt our barn and garage. We are not 100 percent done with the barn as we are waiting for the ground to settle so we can concrete the floor, but the garage is complete. The builder, an Amish crew that I knew very well, moved all their work so they could prioritize our barn and garage. It was amazing.
Thank you just doesn't seem like it's good enough. Words don't seem good enough. We are full of gratitude and thankfulness. God has been good to us. He has blessed us and used many of you to carry out those blessings!
I'll be back to blogging more consistently as we continue on our journey to live more simply. We definitely feel more of an urgency to prepare for what's coming. We've made so much progress and can't wait to share a lot of those things with y'all.
Along with more blogging, we will start posting more videos on YouTube. Follow us on our Facebook and YouTube pages by clicking on the icons on the top of the page. We do a lot on Facebook, including lots of giveaways from some of our channel sponsors (who were absolutely amazing through the fire).
Thanks for checking in and stay tuned for our garden update coming soon! Our garden is incredible this year!
God bless Y'all! - Steve