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So much to do

There is so much to do and it just seems like there are also too many hurdles to jump over. Perhaps I am rushing the journey, but there is a reason for it.

Have you ever chased after something and it seems like you will never catch it? Never finalize it. It will never resolve no matter how hard you try to solve the puzzle so you can see what the finished picture looks like.

I wasn’t expecting to do an estate sale that crossed paths with homesteading, and certainly not crossing paths with market gardening. I didn’t know about market gardening until a couple of years ago, if that.

But, my story goes back further than that.

But first, the present day has to be worked through.

I’m tired of putting out fires, but that seems to be what happens on my journey. I didn’t ask YHWH for a bunch of rabbits to care for. I didn’t ask Him for chickens. I didn’t ask Him for ducks.

What I asked Him for was the answer to a riddle. It was just a riddle, wasn’t it?


I forgot that you can’t inhale the steam from stacks of wood chips because there could be mold in the chips. It’s difficult to hold back the coughing when I narrate; and I don’t know how long it will take to get the irritations out of my lungs.

It wasn’t estate liquidation I was chasing for a career. It wasn’t homesteading, and it wasn’t a coffee house.

I was chasing a riddle, but now, I am chasing a garden but I still think about the riddle.  Often.  I can see the garden in my mind all finished and people are walking through it. But mostly, it is about my walk with my Creator.

In the garden, I have found peace.  At least, the garden I see in my mind has peace.

I don’t have peace right now because of an internal anger resulting from my inability to understand the pieces to a puzzle; and unless I can figure out what the missing pieces are, I fear I will die without ever knowing what the finished picture looks like.

The chickens, rabbits and ducks need to be fed, and I am their caretaker. Why did YHWH choose me to take care of them when all I want to do is get the estate sale done so I can see what happens next?

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A coffee house on a city homestead and creating open source plans, and sharing what we learn.


Learning how to find our way through homesteading and starting a coffee house, and keeping it running. Basically, we started a coffee house, but figured out no one wanted to give us wholesale pricing because we were too new, and too small.

We closed the coffee house and decided in order to get wholesale pricing, we would have to grow our own produce and start a buying club. Then reality hit. We now blog about reality.


Right now, we flip contents of homes, by way of estate sales.  Visit our Estate Freedom site for more information.


1. City Homestead
Setting up a homestead in the city.  We are blogging about our experiences, beginning with the estate sale that brought us back to Tennessee, and then what brought us to leaving Tennessee in the first place.

2. Domestic Kitchen
Setting up a domestic kitchen in Clinton, TN. We are using the Tennessee Cottage Food law as a guideline.

3. Market Garden
Setting up a market garden.

4. Coffee House
Setting up a coffee house in Clinton, TN. After this phase is completed, we will have a commercial kitchen instead of a domestic kitchen.


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