Hi, I’m Leah, your friendly Fabulous Farm Girl. I’m a wife, mama of 3 boys and surrogate mama to a dog, 2 cats, 5 fish, 8 chickens and a mess-load of bees. I grew up in the country, dreaming of the city and now I live in the city and dream of the country. Funny, huh?
My family is working hard towards obtaining our dream property and I know that we will have it someday (hopefully soon). But until then my hubby and I have tried to teach ourselves and our kids that self-sufficiency and all-natural living can be achieved wherever you are. There is real power in knowing you can do (make, fix, raise, grow) something yourself and that it can actually be cheaper, easier and better than what you have always bought at the store.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a radical and my family’s carbon footprint is nowhere near zero. I shop at the grocery store (but expand my garden every year) and buy our clothes (though often at second-hand stores) and drive a mini-van (while my 15-year old pines away for a tractor) and we definitely own too many electronic devices. I’m a realist and I know that for myself and for many people it is really about finding the balance between homesteading skills/values and modern conveniences/luxuries. In other words, I will never purposely live without indoor plumbing. A flush toilet is not a modern convenience in my world. It is an absolute necessity.
And that is why I started this blog. I want to show you that it is possible to become self-sufficient and go all-natural one small change at a time. You can improve your health, learn new skills, eat better, eliminate toxins, start a hobby, live peacefully with nature and generally improve the quality of your life by making one small change today. And then another tomorrow and so on. Get your spouse on board, involve your kids, invite a friend over and do a project together. If you get resistance, just do it yourself. When they see how much fun you’re having, they’ll come around. Homesteading really is rewarding even if your homestead is just your backyard. It’s not the size of your property that matters, it’s the size of your heart.
Thanks for stopping by!