Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Wonderful Day!

I had a great Saturday! My dh and I spent a day off the farm with adults! It was wonderful. We went to a Sustainability conference at the Pierce Institute in Hastings MI. The feature speaker was Peter Bane who along publishes Permaculture Activist. He also teaches permaculture certification courses. It was great to meet him and listen to his lecture.
He sat with the dh and I at lunch. I love shocking people with our story. It was no different on Saturday. Peter and the other lady at our table were both shocked when they learn what we have been doing for three years.
People tell us often that we have a story to tell. I would agree but I have been struggling with how to organize it so that I can tell it. After the classes and meeting Peter on Saturday, I finally hit on how to do it!
My adult life is a bell curve. I was poor for all of my 20's and then gradually moved up the ladder. Our fall back down was pretty quick not a slow gradual movement but I am about as poor financially as I was when I was in my 20's. The neat thing is that it doesn't feel the same. I am actually happy most of the time. Except for the stresses of the beginning of this year. This past week we have been blessed with the removal of that debt. Yes, God is very good!
So, I am very excited to see where he takes us next. Stay tuned and I'll try to keep you posted. :)

Kate

2 comments:

Cary at Serenity Farms said...

That's wonderful, Kate! Gosh, I would have loved to attend this type of workshop/conference - how did you hear about it?

I would love to hear more of your story, too, and look forward to seeing what God has planned for coming days! God Bless!

Kate said...

We are connected with some different non-profit organizations in Battle Creek and they are really trying to create a local food economy here it was in the paper - the local one that you don't have to buy. We believe there is enough interest to in the next year hold a permaculture class here in Battle Creek. That is the short term goal. Still working on the story...I will keep you updated.