Homestead here we come!
Just a little back story so that you are aware of how totally crazy I am and how this crazy little journey of mine got started…
March of this year (2018), I was drug into tractor supply by my dear husband. I have no recollection of what he wanted to go in there for, probably some ridiculous tool that he INSISTED he needed and I highly doubted he needed... but anyway, here I am standing in tractor supply, BOREDDD, when I hear chirping. So, I hunted down those precious little baby chicks that are soooo irresistible and decided right then that I NEEDED them in my life. Instantly I had a whole plan of action to convince my husband that these chicks were a good Idea. He said ok, so I ran with it, I had to prepare my backyard in my subdivision, get it inspected, get a permit, build a coop, and LEARN EVERYTHING I COULD about raising chickens as quick as possible. I had no clue how to care for these birds!
We had no idea that those 8 chicks were the start of something bigger! Now, I’m standing here in my kitchen typing this as I start to box up my house to move into a camper!!!! Moving was not in the plans for us for at least another 5 years, but here we are with a closing date of May 11, 2018 and a camper waiting on us. These 8 chicks have us planning a whole homestead and a whole new way of life, we couldn’t be more excited about. Our plans involve moving out onto about 12 acres, building a small farmhouse(my freaking dream), adding more chicks to our flock, starting a garden, and adding goats, pigs, and at some point, a milk cow to our little “farm”.
We have a 11-month-old daughter, Everly Rose, she is my whole world and I have worked so hard to make sure she eats as little processed food as possible. This move is as much about her growing up healthy and without all the preservatives and additives in her food as it is about a soul searching, peace finding experience for my family.
My husband works so hard so that I can stay home with our daughter and our dream is to one day live off the land. Eating what we can provide for ourselves and selling fresh produce and animals to make a living. I know it will be soooo much work, but spending our days outside as a family and the thought of him not having to commute to work will make it all worth it! Plus, all the cute baby farm animals!!!
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