Let’s Grow Together!

When I started gardening, I remember feeling as if I had found my purpose. I had been trudging through the trenches of mental health for so long that I had forgotten what it was like to feel pure joy again. On a whim, my husband and I paid a visit to our local hardware store for unrelated items when we walked past the garden section and ended up buying miscellaneous vegetables, bags of soil, and rail road ties (yikes, toxic but that is for a different conversation). When we got home, we worked diligently for a few hours to assemble and plant our very first garden together. I was unemployed at the time, having just graduated college and the job market sucked. So, every day I gardened. And every day I noticed the weight on my shoulders began to feel a little lighter until I was full on in a state of blissful peace and harmony with my home and life.

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The Seasons Are Changing & So Is My Heart

I am just a handful of days away from giving birth, 6 days away from gathering with family to celebrate my second favorite holiday, and a little over a month away from celebrating my absolute favorite holiday. All the while pacing myself as I transition my home from party of 2 to party of 2 and a newborn. Leaves are falling rapidly, temperatures are dropping lower with each day, and my heart struggles to keep up with all of the “as it were” and “what is to come”.

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7 Tips for Starting Your Homestead or Farm

When we decided we wanted to embark on the farm-y/homestead lifestyle, we didn’t actually have the intention of “farming”. If anything, we wanted a few chickens for fresh eggs, guineas for tick control, and maybe a horse or two (someday). We already lived in the country with ample space to meet the needs of having such animals, it was really just a matter of taking the leap of faith.

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