For quite a few years now I’ve been trying to figure out a way to be more “natural” with everything in my life. I haven’t really acted on it though, just a whole lot of thinking. Once I got pregnant with my daughter I started to quickly get into essential oils, I had heard so much about them healing things instead of using antibiotics and meds loaded with chemicals and bad side effects, but I knew NOTHING about them, and honestly I felt super overwhelmed. Luckily a friend of the family is very knowledgeable in them and helped get me started with the most common/useful oils, a diffuser, and a couple of books to educate myself with. I go to those books for every little ailment, I made my super skeptical, Ibuprofen poppin’ daddy a believer when he decided to flip off a ski lift too late and almost broke his neck.. PEPPERMINT OIL to the rescue (which I’m sure you’ll figure out pretty quickly that it’s my all time fave oil #migraineremedy)
Anyway this kind of started my shift to wanting to really make an effort to change my families lifestyle. But HOW was still my big question.
When my hubs and I decided kind of on a whim to get chickens at tractor supply during chick days, it was like someone knocked over the first domino and I finally had a good picture and idea of what I was desiring for my baby girl and my family! Within 3 weeks of having our chicks, our house was listed, and about 4 weeks later, we moved into our camper to save to build our new little farm house, start our own homestead, and we had honey bees on order to be picked up in June.
We have high hopes for this new journey, we want to be as self reliant as possible, raise our own animals for meat, have a garden, fruit trees, hopefully a milk cow, and of course our chickens for eggs. On top of raising most of our own food, I want to keep “chemicals” and the nasty stuff out of our new house as much as possible and approach life with a little more holistic mindset. I have plans to make my own soap, shampoo bars, & conditioner bars. Kick the paper towel/paper napkin thing in the kitchen and replace with reusable cloths, share lots of recipes(that won’t always be “all natural” because I don’t have that much self control), lessons as a new momma, all things essential oils, and SOOO much more!
I hope you enjoy my little families journey(and get some good laughs), I hope the lessons I learn can help you out in your own goals and I’d love to hear from you about your own journey to start a homestead, create a more natural lifestyle, raise your babies, and you kitchen endeavors!
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