Friday, May 27, 2005

May 26, 2005

Let's catch up.

Melissa and I are getting ready to leave the Dallas/Ft. Worth area to homestead in Coleman County, Texas. I have given notice at work and there is no turning back. The house is for sale, but not sold, we have yet to close on the farm because we have had trouble with scheduling. We are planning to raise chickens, cattle, fruit trees and bees. I expect to have to come up with some kind of job off the farm to put food on the table as we will be draining savings to make capital purchases. Still no tractor. Still no animals other than the eight chickens we have. So, we are stepping out in faith and we'll see where God is taking us.

This morning I bought a Remington 12 gauge shotgun and a Remington .270 rifle. Tomorrow I will proabably buy a Marlin .22 for teaching the kids about gun safety and how to shoot.

We spent about 90 minutes with a couple that wanted to meet us tonight to talk about what we are doing as it is their dream to do what we are doing. More to the point it seems that she wants to more than he does. We understand as we have had the same sort of waffling between us over the years. It just all came together at once for us. The hand of God was at play and later we'll write about all of the ways that He has directed our path.

For now, it is time for me to go to bed.


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