Have you ever wondered what it would be like to raise your own food? Are you thinking about raising chickens, want to start a vegetable garden or make your own bread? If you are looking for a healthier way to live or simply have a passion for country life, I invite you to follow my family and me along as we rediscover the skills and practices that it takes to raise and preserve our own food.
Not too many generations ago, most people seemed to have a basic knowledge of how to take care of a small vegetable garden and make their food last longer. In today’s world these skills have become obsolete as we have gotten used to the convenience of having any type of food available to us at all times. But the price we have to pay is that this food often tastes bland and is laden with pesticides. Nothing beats a homegrown tomato or a chicken that you have raised yourself! My mission with this blog is to inspire you to take the first step into growing your own food and to empower you to lead a life that is not only healthier for you and your family, but also for the planet we live on.
When my husband Tim and I first started getting into homesteading, it was our curiosity that drove us further down this path. We wanted to know what “real vegetables” and “real eggs” tasted like. I often joke around how it felt like we were waking up from the Matrix! Once we opened our senses to this new way of life, we never looked back. It has been a steep learning curve these past six years, but I can truly say, I have enjoyed every minute of it!
It took us six years to get here, but our journey is far from over. We are still expanding the farm bit by bit every year, and thus, still learning new things all the time. My aim is to be as honest as I can about these experiences, whether they are good or bad. I will give advice where I can, but I am also not afraid to admit my mistakes because I feel that they are an equally important source of information.
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