Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Like Mama says, "When you name a puppy, you'll keep it"

And just like when you give a stray a name, when you give a farm a name, it becomes yours.

In all our great brainstorming, in all our efforts to sound catchy and unique, we came upon the name, or rather my husband did: Humble Farms.

Humble because we are two mere people with nothing but a few seeds and a dream.

Humble because this endeavor is etched out on a forgotten back lot.

Humble because our great state is experiencing severe drought and yet, we pray for rain for the harvest.

Humble because we are not experienced farmers, but one content editor/wife/mother and one cowboy/college student/husband/father who refuse to believe that dreams aren't worth chasing.

Humble because we don't plan to sell much, but rather give these goods for nourishment and sustenance.

Humble because we had plans to improve the house and instead, believe God wants the funds spent in the garden.

Humble because we may appear to have so little and yet feel undeniably blessed.

Humble because life has amazed us at every turn.

1 Peter 5:6 "Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time."

Our hands will plant the seeds, but it is by His hands that this is all happening.

the littlest farmer


Little Wife on the Prairie said...

Amen and amen. God bless you on your journey!

Cheyenne said...

Jaclyn, I have somehow missed your last few posts - but I am happy to catch up.

Firstly, your little guy is getting so big. He is so very sweet! What a bright eyed little man. He must just eat your heart right up.

I also wanted to really commend you on how you ARE spending your time together. You have things so spot on.

I have loved hearing about your farm since the beginning. It has been such an inspiring endeavour and I really would love to hear more about it. If you are ever interested in gleaning insight or information - I would really recommend checking out FarmOn (you can find them through FB or google them.) Jen Jenkins is an online facilitator on there and may really be able to help you out.

Your heart and your words are always so refreshing. Hope this evening is a happy one in your home.