Have you ever looked back on a period of time in your life, and think ” Man, I need a do-over on that.” Me, too. Sometimes I feel like I didn’t live much of my adult life in a positive way; in a way that focuses on people, relationships, and personal happiness.
Well, I can’t have a do-over, but it’s time to start living life differently, and start doing those positive things! To make family and home a priority, and do more of what brings me joy and some inner peace. To recognize that we are simply stewards of our children’s planet, and start living like that means something.
I’m happiest when I’m digging in the dirt. I love being outside, helping things grow, and then reaping the harvest. I started gardening in earnest a few years ago, which was the first step on a pretty short path that led to homesteading. And now here I am, at the beginning of a new adventure, dragging my somewhat bemused husband along with me.
My hubby Brad and I are building our forever home, and starting a homestead on two acres in the heart of Oklahoma. I’ve got big plans for our little patch of green, and I can’t wait to get started! In the meantime, I’m learning lots of new skills, like making my own dairy products, canning my own soups, and making bread from scratch.
I’m also learning so, so much about growing plants, creating sustainable food systems, and creating fertility in the soil without chemicals. I want to know where my food comes from. I want to know it’s grown and harvested with care and respect, both for the humans who eat it, and the plants and animals that provide it. I want to be able to harvest an abundant living from the earth, and know that I’ve given back something in return.
By going all in on this new homesteading lifestyle, I hope to find a more meaningful way of living, and a connection to the natural rhythms of the world we all live in.
Big dreams, on a little plot of land.