When Providence Takes Hold
That is how we felt the first time we stepped onto this property in the fall of 2011. We were looking for a few acres in southwest Washington- just enough to have a horse, maybe a few chickens...and a big garden.
I had imagined myself canning my own food, teaching our children how to care for the garden- and getting up at the crack of dawn to happily muck out a stall before sending them off to school.
What was not in the plan......our plan anyway....was owning nearly 22 acres on the Skookumchuck River in Centralia, WA- 18 of which was already in grass hay with a wealth of potential in the land.
What was not in the plan.....our plan anyway......was developing a vision that included a sustainable small farm, creating value added products or sharing this amazing experience by homeschooling our three kiddos.
None of our plans mattered much really- because God's plan is turning out to be more amazing than we could have possilby imagined. That's true for us all- especially when we allow Providence to take hold.