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Welcome to Rocky Oak Homestead™

A quiet, peaceful sanctuary from the chaos of everyday living in a world on the brink of insanity! A place where we prepare for the worst, but hope for the best!

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Looking back, Moving Forward

It is quickly approaching the 4 year mark that we have been here on this land...So much has happened in that 4 years...so many trials, tribulations and times of thinking we just couldn't go on...But we did go  on, the Lord saw us through and we learned some amazing things during this time...We learned alot about others,but more about ourselves...God was faithful to provide what we needed when we needed it...Farm man hauled in water every single day for 18 long months...we did not have the money to drill a well and our land is so rocky that hand digging was impossible...so we hauled it in...we never missed a bath, the critters never went thirsty, the garden got watered and dishes got done...we made it through using the woods as a bathroom come rain sleet snow or shine...you can read our story HERE


Without futher ado, here is our jouney in pictures...

 BELOW--What the land looked like when we bought it in August of 2008


BELOW--After Clearing in February of 2009


BELOW--June 2010--You can see the same cedar tree in the distance in the above picture


 August 2010--we finally got a well--again there is the same cedar tree















 

July 2011












 

May 2012















 













July 2012














BELOW--July 2011--Some of our berries













 

BELOW This is the building we bought and lived in for 17 months, this is not on our property it is where it was when we bought it














BELOW--Then we bought this --A 1970 10 x 50













 

BELOW--Inside of above mobile













 

BELOW--Then we purchased this in May of 2012 a 16 x70













 

BELOW--Inside of above Mobile











































Our journey has been a hard one, and one I will remember for the rest of my life...but I am grateful for what it has taught me...I have learned you can let trials make you bitter or make you better...I have experienced both I think...I have learned I am strong and resourceful, I have also seen those who say they are your friend will leave you when you need them the most...I have learned there is nothing Farm Man and I cannot get through with the help and guidence of our Lord...It's been slow going for the past 4 years, it took us forever to get water and electric when first moving over here..living in a 12 x 24 (288 sq feet) 'cabin' was hard...we all were tested and tried, but we survived and learned we could...Life is not always easy and sometimes downright hard...but, there is always someone worse off than you...So today and everyday when things look bleak...Remember, someone has walked the road before you and there is always, always someone worse off...