The family is doing great! As most of you know, I left my job at Schwan's at the end of 2019. It has been a true blessing to be able to spend time at home with our new little baby girl these past few weeks. I have been enjoying the family time and I have got a ton done around the Homestead as well.
But lately I have been getting fired up to get back into the job market. My juices are flowing again and I'm ready to go! I needed this break to get re energized! I opened my part time welding shop, but that will just have work trickling in here and there. I'm looking forward to getting back out there!
PLEASE pray for me this coming Monday (1/27) as I have my first interview at 10:30 AM.
This week was the first time I have applied for a job in a long while. I updated my resume and sent it to 4 different companies. I was very picky on what companies I sent it to. I don't want to make the mistake of sacrificing my home/work/life balance. I am relying on the Lord's leading and am content to where ever He leads me!
The position that I'm interviewing for on Monday is the one that is most appealing to me, so I am trusting in The Most High for His guidance. If this doesn't work out, He will provide and I am perfectly comfortable with that!
In other news, it looks like we will finally be able to get some cows this spring! We expected to have some by now, but it has taken us a while to get everything in order to raise them. I went and looked at a friend of mines cows and he raises Lowline Angus (see pic) and that is the breed that we are going to raise. You don't know how excited I am for this. I have wanted to do this since we started out on this path to be more self sufficient 6 plus years ago! We have almost pulled the trigger on sheep and goats over the past year, but we just haven't been ready yet. (fencing, stalls, etc.)
As I have recently posted on YouTube, I am slowly learning to enjoy the ride. I was always trying to make things fall into place on the Homestead and was getting impatient. I expected to have a gigantic garden and tons of animals by now, but it has been a slow process. Things cost money. Life happens. There are a lot of ups and downs that can slow you down. But you can find joy in the midst of the journey and that is what I'm going to do!
I want to enjoy this "modern Homesteading" ride. That was my "resolution" for 2020. So far, so good!
I did my first welding project and you can see the video here. It has been a joy getting back into welding. I was a certified welder for 13 years and enjoyed many aspects of it. God has been gracious to help me get back into it with my own little shop!
The chickens are doing great and they have started getting back to laying eggs. Every year when it gets cold out they slow down. After a while they start laying better but nothing like when it is warm out. We get an insane amount of eggs in the summer. I'll post a video below that I recently made about raising chickens in the cold.
Finally, Janel has been busy with her knew Cricut machine. We have been kicking around the idea of opening up an Etsy store for various items. We still aren't sure yet, but we are thinking about it. We would have a ton of home made items for sale, from t-shirts to metal art. We are still praying about it and trying to figure out if it would be worth it or not.
Thanks for checking in! We appreciate all of you who pray for us now and who have in the past. I am thankful that you would take the time out of your busy life to follow our pages and read our blogs. We are truly blessed. Thank you and God bless! -Steve