For as long as I can remember, I’ve been pulled to the farm. Though I didn’t grow up on one, my Dad had quite a few friends who had their own, and I often could be found exploring my way through theirs’. It was an amazing learning experience, and ever since, I’ve been hooked.
My first job was managing a small boarding barn for horses (still my favorite job thus far!), I’ve kept a variety of smaller farm animals, and gardening soon became an addictive (and delicious) past-time.
Just a few short years ago, I stumbled across the term “homesteading”. I’d heard of homesteading in the historic sense, but this type of homesteading was new. And it was catching on! Soon, I’d found a plethora of blogs geared towards this new movement, one I like to refer to as “modern” homesteading. The more I read, the more I learned about it, the more excited I became. Now, this is a movement that is close to my heart, and one that truly gives me hope for the future.
Everywhere I look, I see more chicken coops popping up. I see gardens where once there were manicured lawns. I see people fighting for organic foods, and practices. I see change. I see a shift in the paradigm, and one that is sorely needed. Farm life is the best life, man. At least for this girl.
Not only am I passionate about modern-day homesteading, I’m also passionate about creating a simple, fulfilling life. I believe in the power of it, of sitting down to watch the sunset, and having your soul soothed and renewed. I believe that finding the sacred is as simple as stepping into your backyard and drinking in the air and sunshine. Walking in the woods. Swimming in the ocean.
Fueled by coffee, good food, and probably more farm animals and gardens than I need, I’m on a mission to grow as much simplicity, sacredness, and food as I can. Join me, won’t you?