We are just starting to appreciate the true peace and quiet of a slower pace of life; homesteading! Southwest Florida is a high tourist and snowbird area, is very fast paced and quite expensive.
As seniors, we want to get off the "merry-go-round" of constant activity, and have found a little "homestead" that needs a lot of work, but the atmosphere is so different.
It is a drive 6 1/2 hours north to this restful spot, and once we get there we don't want to go back, even though we must, for now.
It is primitive as there is electricity but no well, a kitchen, no stove or refrigerator, a bath but no water, yet. Thankfully we have an older, but equipped class c RV, and it will serve us well, until we get those things in order of priority done.
It is just plain fun, and at the end of the day as we watch the lovely sunset from the porch, the cattle in the yonder field grazing, the stillness of the night settling in....there is breathing room, and times to just appreciate all that God has created.
We thank God that he still gives older people, dreams and plans and the ability to do much of the work.
We know our limits and when we have the funds, we have others do certain needed projects. We want to inspire others who think that being a senior ends your hopes and dreams.
That is why we have called our 14.2 acres: abundant life homestead and Bible ministry. We plan to grow miracle trees and and glory bushes.