Meet Cassie. She joined our family a little over a month ago. She was nearing her due date when we brought her home and since has had a baby girl, Clover. How exciting it is to be milking a cow again! Every gallon we bring into the house to drink or to turn into cheese or yogurt or to churn into butter, brings so much joy to my heart.
We may only live on only a few acres, but it is so good to know that even this little plot of land can help us come closer to achieving our homesteading goals. I have to shamefully admit, I have had issues with contentment of where we live. I desire to be more out in the country with lots of land to farm, but God just has not been ready for us to be there yet. A few years back though, I received a book for Christmas. Barnyard In Your Backyard. It changed the way I looked at things. I never thought we had enough space for our homesteading dreams, but in reality, we were not utilizing the space we had very efficiently! We dabbled here and there with farm animals, had a wonderful Jersey cow that we milked for almost 4 years, but then out of my own foolishness, (I thought we should travel more. Seriously, I struggle with contentment sometimes...) we sold her. It was a decision that I have regretted ever since. But, things seemed to fall into place, and here we are with Cassie and Clover. Our stagnant homesteading dreams have been revived. More posts on what we will be doing with her milk to come!