A Little Different Every Day

Spring. It’s just around the corner. At least that is what we keep telling ourselves. Nevermind the fact that we had a 75 degree day followed by a blizzard that disappeared just as fast as it arrived. Now, I must sleep in the bed I have made. In my particular circumstance, this phrase could also read “I planted things in my garden way too soon and now everything froze and died.” Some of us NEVER learn.

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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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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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Eating Seasonally on the Farm

2 years ago I did not know what “eating seasonally” meant. I was having a health crisis, a mental crisis, and trying to juggle so many things at once. As I learned to slow down my day-to-day life with elements such as gardening, starting my mornings outdoors, and seasonal eating; my life started to take a turn for the better. For the first time in a very long time, might I add.

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