This week has been a trial. Chainsaw needs parts, truck needs new parts, now the tractor needs fixed. It's trials like this that makes me understand why some people sell the farm and move into town.
As we were standing around the tractor sitting on the trailer, discussing our next move, the sun began to set. My garden was illuminated with rays of orange and pink. Chickens roamed the yard and my cows peacefully grazed in last light of the day. This is why it is worth it to us. While our chainsaw may break, we don't have to maintain a heater or worry about losing power and freezing. Our animals are a lot of work, but the meat and milk can't be beat. Even if we aren't able to cut our own hay, we are able to buy from a local source for a fair price. All in all... life is good.