I’m Katie. I’m a mama to four littles on earth and two in heaven. I’m obsessed with cows, chickens, whole foods and canning. I’m a farmers wife and a preachers daughter. I suck at grammar and I’m even worse at spelling. But I love to write, so here I am. Thank you for joining me on my homesteading journey.
My homestead dreams all started with a chicken and soon moved into a desire to live off of the land. Free and clear of financial ties and walking a purpose driven life in the eyes of Christ. That was 16 years ago. Today we happily have a herd of milk and beef cows, way to many chickens, a pasture full of pork and a gardens bounty waiting to be preserved.
But our journey hasn’t came without trials and failure. * You can read about a few of my epic failures HERE..
After being diagnosed with a autoimmune disease several years ago, I saw a need to change the way we think about diseases in today’s modern world. Bringing our family back to the land we grew up on, (literally) together, my husband and I are working our way to a self sufficient life. Raising 4 kiddos, dairy cows, beef cows, chickens and heritage breed pigs. We have a huge garden and farm over 10,000 acres. We grow our own meat, eggs and raise our own produce. Canning, dehydrating and preserving foods the same way our grandparents did. Join us on our journey and follow along on Facebook and on Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/livinlovinfarm/
Want to see what my typical day on the homestead looks like? Check this post.
The first several years of homesteading are by far the most challenging. The journey gets easily by knowledge learned but the tasks at hand are still remain equally as hard. Homesteading is not for the weak. There is enough blood, sweat, tears and death to last a lifetime. I’ll admit, there have been days when I’ve walked up from the barn, covered in blood, completely questing my journey. But then I remind myself why we are living this lifestyle. To bring our family back to the land. To teach our child how to survive without technology. To be self sufficient. To be physically, emotionally and financially free. Every hardship is worth it. It’s worth it to me. It’s worth it to my family.
Need some advice for the first year of homesteading? Check out this post..
If you’re questioning if The Homesteading Juice worth the squeeze ? Check out this post.
From Scratch living.. You either get it or you don’t!
“The first supermarket supposedly appeared on the American landscape in 1946. That is not very long ago. Until then, where was all the food? Dear folks, the food was in homes, gardens, local fields, and forests. It was near kitchens, near tables, near bedsides. It was in the pantry, the cellar, the backyard.”
― Joel Salatin, Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World
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