Consider how the wildflowers grow....Luke 12:27 NIV
Living small in our 880 square foot cottage and micro farming on approximately an acre of land.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Content With What We Have

I've been struggling with being content with what we have.  Our garden is doing well and harvest is coming in.

Our pig is a joy to keep and getting bigger by the day.

But, as I gather and care, I get this feeling that I could have done more.  I should have done more.  I get upset that those seeds never germinated, or the wild birds got into that patch, or we don't have chickens or goats, yet and we can't afford a barn yet.  

I actually start thinking, "if this were the old days, we'd starve!"  

Well, thank God it's not the old days and I can run to the grocery store!

And thank God for what we have accomplished just this year alone!  Rabbits, a pig, two raised beds, new bushes, plants, an excellent compost heap and a garden that is thriving.  

I need to remember this and times like these:

Helping mommy shell peas.

He calls crook neck yellow squash, "ducks!"


  1. He is adorable. I know I have kind of become obsessive with my garden. I love gardening but, I also would like to have animals. Unfortunately, I live in the city where it is not allowed. You are blessed you can have animals. Remember even in the old days they had to live on lean times. But, I agree thank God for grocery stores.

  2. I have had that exact thought more than once this summer - we'd def starve if it were the old days. Except for leaf lettuce my garden has done nothing. NOTHING. I keep reminding myself this year was an experiment. This is our first summer at this house. Lesson learned and next year - raised beds.