"LORD, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us."
Our beginnings are humble, but our dreams are big. Whether or not we will reach our goals is not the point; the purpose of all that we do is to give glory to Whom it is due. That is not always easy to live by, as our human flesh often gets in the way, things don't go "according to plan," rabbits just won't breed (yes, it happens!!), a goat's milk production does not meet our expectations, an chicken gets picked off by a hawk, eggs don't hatch, bees do not produce enough honey to harvest... the list goes on... And no, none of those things would be according to OUR plan. However, all we can do is trust that THE plan is indeed working and panning out for good, even if we do not yet see the good.
With that said, we have been homesteading for a few years now and have experienced many setbacks. We introduced Nigerian dwarf goats, registered with the American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA) to our homestead in 2014. Although we have been growing our homestead for years, the goats are monumental for us in terms of getting our name out there. But whether or not we are able to breed top quality goats, take home ribbons from shows, or if our does earn milk stars, Advanced Registry, Superior Genetics etc., the point was to provide rich, sweet milk for our family, to have fun doing it, and to ultimately honor our Creator in all that we do. If we fail to lose sight of the latter, being of utmost importance, then we, in our hearts, have failed in our mission here on this earth.
Our commitment to our buyers, friends and family is to be honest in our dealings, fair in our prices, reasonable in conflict, and have integrity in all that we do, simply because we represent The Creator, Whom loved us, sought us, died for us, before we ever even knew Him, and while many of us had/have no desire to seek Him whatsoever. May we honor Him, The Christ, in all that we do, and may we never forget the mercy and forgiveness freely given when we repent of the many times we fall short.
"Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much."