We bought a chain saw, cut down some of our pine trees, and sawed them into lumber on the mill. This was a learning experience, but it went very well.
We were careful to pick and choose trees from different spots, you could hardly tell that we took any out. We worked on our house plans at night, and cut the trees into lumber during the day.
In only a few months, our house was taking shape. And best of all, we acquired no debt, since we were making our own lumber. With the exception of the foundation, my family and I built the entire house, with some help from friends with the heavy stuff.
We read in Proverbs that the borrower is servant to the lender. Not having a loan on our home is one of the best things we've ever done. The freedom you experience by not being indentured to a bank for thirty years is unmatched.
The Lord knows and provides for our needs.
Our first need has been met, a home for our family. Not only was there an abundance of trees to build our home with, but we were able to sell some of the lumber we sawed in order to pay for some of the things that we couldn't make. Things like insulation, the metal roof, and plumbing.We have enjoyed the good of all our labor, it is the gift of God.