Since preparing to move into our new house by the end of the month, I have been seeking ways to be a better manager of the home. We will be further from town, further from the cities wherein we do our "big" shopping, and in an area that necessitates thriftiness. Am I up for the challenge? No more will the store be a breezy ten-minute walk from home, in case I need something. No, it will be MUCH further!
Therefore, I am needing to tap into how I lived growing up as a child: big grocery runs 1-2 times a month, at most, and the rest of little essentials (milk, eggs, etc.) that easily run out, gathered as we pass through town for church occasions. Country life, here I come...again!
I am excited for the challenge. This lifestyle change is for the better, and will aid us in our desire to be better stewards: of time, money, gas, etc. It will really help in way of budgeting all these things in our life, and make us thriftier at home. Conveniences will be diminished, for sure.
I am so grateful, though. This lifestyle will make us more like God intends for us: good stewards. It will make us harder workers.
To help supplement in our grocery budget, I will be trying to build a decent garden for the two of us this year. Please pray for me in this endeavor, as I am relatively new to it. Healthy, organic growing is my desire. If I can learn how to healthily can these goods, it will be even better!
So many prayers have been answered with the handing over to us our new home. God is so good to us. Letting us learn so many skills, have Christian landlords, putting us in a position to stretch out and be better stewards...Wow, He is SO amazing!
Now my plea to you folks out there: Do you have any suggestions for a newcomer to the gardening/preserving world? How about bulk healthy shopping? How about good, sturdy, healthy lunches on a budget, for a hard-working husband? I appreciate any advice and prayers my way! Blessings to you in this blessed Monday! If there is any thing of which I may lift you up in prayer, please let me know!