As homesteaders we value the importance of foundation with all we do. With everything we build, grow and raise, our eyes are constantly focused on the future, and therefore, focused on ensuring a solid start.
When my oldest son was 4, we found out we would be having another baby near the end of October. Over the next several months, we tried to prepare my son for becoming a big brother.
Since the time of the earliest settlers in this country, the process has been relatively the same: We clear an area of trees and shrubs, peel off the sod, and till the soil.