Spring Update – The Next Chapter

It has been a long hard winter full of loss and changes for our family.  One of the hardest seasons ever in my entire life.  However, I am glad to report that our baby son was not one of those losses.

After months of living in anxious limbo, unable to plan our life because of all the unknowns with our son’s health, our life seems to finally be breaking free into a more stable place.  We are not waiting for the next procedure or the next surgery anymore.  We are not traveling multiple times each week to specialists and doctors appointments hours from our home.  We are not trying to figure out how to juggle hospital stays with kids at home, homeschooling, and the care of the farm animals.  Spring has arrived and with it new hope and life.

But winter’s losses and events have left scars on our life and homestead.  Many things are different around here, many the same.  We had to make many hard decisions as we went through our journey and we tried to do what was best for everyone involved.  Our homestead is transforming into a new form that fits our new life.

Along with those scars though, the homestead brought much healing to us through trying times.  And for that we are so grateful.  Something about the consistency of homestead life – the seasons and cycles of living on a farm that never change – brought stability to a very unstable time.


We are at the beginning of a new chapter here at Willow Creek Farm.

3 thoughts on “Spring Update – The Next Chapter

  1. Glad your son is doing better. We are moving soon and hope to be in Colorado early next year to face the joys and sorrows of homesteading as well. Your blog has be wonderful to read as you go through all the trials and tribulations as well as the triumphs. Thank you for sharing and glad to hear from you again.


  2. So wonderful to hear news from your homestead, especially the news that your baby son’s health is so much better. It sounds as if things have been very hard these last few months…Wishing you a bright and promising Spring, and that the dark days are well and truly behind you.


  3. OMGoodness, prayers for your son’s continued recovery. Keep the faith – good things are in store for you & your family!

    (hope you don’t mind my leaving a comment here…) Just dropped by to let you know the blog post listing over 30 great homesteading/simple living sites (including yours!) sorted by state has been published. What a great resource for all our readers! I’m hoping all the blogs included on this list will share it on their site too for their readers to enjoy, as well as sharing on social media. Here’s the link –> http://taylormadehomestead.com/homestead-sites-state/ Thanks!

    ~Taylor-Made Homestead~


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