More Thankfulness on the Homestead

| 11/18/2016 11:06:00 AM

Faithful HomesteaderIt seems like the past year has gone by just like that. It has been an interesting year, and I feel like I have so many things to be thankful for. I like my little family — my husband, cat, chickens, and two fish. For the most part, we live a simple and drama-free life.

girlsclose - Copy

With all the chaos in the world, my little homestead is a place of refuge and respite. My critters certainly have a calming effect. I have also made some new friends this year at a poultry expo. It is nice to meet like-minded people, and fun to get together for lunch and share stories about our poultry.

For the last few years I have wanted to work around horses. This year, I was able to make that a reality by volunteering at an equine therapy ranch. It is great to get away from everything and to be hands-on with horses. I am learning so much.

I love to write, and this year I was so excited to have an article published in GRIT’s special "chicken edition" of the magazine. It was a definite highlight for me! I have also written several articles for my local newspaper. I always learn so much about the people and the area where I live by doing that.

The opportunity to speak at a conference this year was interesting. It is something that I have wanted to do for many years; I was nervous about it, but overall it was a good experience. I thought I might not want to do it again, but now I think I wouldn’t mind. I will have to see if another opportunity presents itself.

Live The Good Life with GRIT!

Grit JulAug 2016At GRIT, we have a tradition of respecting the land that sustains rural America. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing to GRIT through our automatic renewal savings plan. By paying now with a credit card, you save an additional $6 and get 6 issues of GRIT for only $16.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and send me one year of GRIT for just $22.95!

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds Newsletters