We have had thunder and lightening off and on for the past three days. Today, the rains finally showed up. The sky was dark from morning to evening. I thrive when the sunshine is out. However today, I had a hard time trying to get just a few things accomplished.
Yesterday, I completed everything on my list, except for cutting some fresh flowers for the house. What better way to make a dark cloudy day bright I thought, as I was beginning to put these flower bouquets together.
Many people have a misconception about living a self-sufficient way of life. Some people think we are deprived of many things in society. Our thoughts disagree with their words. Take for instance these bouquets I made myself. I did not purchase any of this plant material from the store. All of it grows here each year, except the sunflowers, which I plant annually.
We have heard people say, you can't grow or make things like you can buy in the stores. How true that statement is. However, what these people were implying is that what is homegrown or homemade is less quality. What we have found is that what we grow, make, bake, or cook is 150% better than you can find in the store.
I also wanted to share a photo of the table my husband built for me in the early summer. I plan to set it in our dining area. I have a hand grain grinder that will sit on it.
He built the table with the bottom shelf so I could place this clay crock on it. There is an antique rolling pin in the crock right now.
We are very grateful for this way of life. We have learned so many different things, in which we would have never learned if we would have stayed the course of societies ways. I never thought I could put together a bouquet of flowers, much less grow them myself. My husband was not a wood worker in the beginning. Over time he has found a hidden talent he never knew he had in working with wood.
Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'
Have a wonderful Day!