About

11032825_1604175479803773_1033397250_nA little bit about me:

I’m a wife, a seasonal farmhand, and a serial student so I’m always trying to learn something new. Most recently I’ve been studying up on PERMACULTURE, SUSTAINABLE FOOD PRODUCTION, and ECOLOGY. I am especially interested in homesteading and I am currently working on trying to grow as much food as I can in my tiny urban back yard! My goal is to someday own a small farm that can support me and my husband and my future family. I love working with my hands and the feel of dirt beneath my fingernails!

I am also a bit of a hobbyist, and I spend whatever free time I have cooking food from scratch, making my own household products, crafting, writing music and creative non-fiction, and playing music at my church and in a local indie folk band. My goal is to live a life that is balanced and filled with plants, animals, art, and community.

If you want to find out a little bit more about me, my homestead, and my interests you can follow me on twitter, instagram, or pinterest!

A little bit about why I started this blog:

meandpaulAs I mentioned above, I’m a serial student and I spent 9 or the first 10 years of my adult life in higher education. I learned a lot about ecology in graduate school, but I still have a long way to go so I started this blog so that I could have a place to share what I learn and document my journey to explore ways to integrate permaculture and other forms of ecological design into my life.

So with a college degree, why am I spending my time digging in the dirt? For a number of reasons:

  1. Farming is more satisfying than any other job I have ever had.
  2. In the long run, homesteading will allow me to spend more time with my family because I will be working at home and not commuting for hours each day.
  3. I’ve never been interested in making lots of money, being able to get by is enough for me.
  4. I’m an introvert, so hanging out with plants all day is ENERGIZING for me, while hanging out with people all day exhausts me.
  5. I don’t mind hard work, in fact I find that I’m much healthier both physically and mentally when I’m spending the majority of my time outdoors.
  6. My husband and I like the idea of having something that is ours that we can work on together.

So why do I want to homestead? For all these reasons and also simply because it feels like a good fit for me and my family! I hope that this blog will help you learn more about what works for you and yours too!

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