Well, Hi! Let me tell you a little about the woman behind the blog! Looking back some of my greatest influences were my grandparents. My grandfather was a cattle rancher and homesteader, my grandmother was a wife, mother, and faster learner. Where do I come in? I spent hours outside plucking hot tomatoes from the vine while asking my grandfather countless questions about life and the wisdom he had acquired over the years. I spent days in the kitchen with grandma, perfecting our famous lemon cupcake recipe to enter into the county fair. I was a 4-H and FFA girl. The one that came home with my girly dresses covered in dirt.
Fast forward to adulthood, I married the love of my life in 2011. We both had a passion for growing food and old fashioned living. Yet, we were 20 and 21 years old. Old souls as you would say. I blogged that first couple years of marriage, about the happenings of our homestead and my success (and failures!) in the kitchen. We had our first baby, then our second, then our third,…and then our fourth. Around baby number two, I walked away from our sweet little blog to focus on our quickly growing family. Now, here I am again, typing away words and sending them our into the world wide web. Why now?
As a mother, I developed an additional passion for documenting our family. I journal. Like real paper journal. I want to remember every sweet moment. They are just so precious! It is also a way that I can make sense of the days, that would otherwise run together. Journaling allows me to sort out my thoughts. Every night when I sit down to document the day, I can’t help but imagine that my writings will be a beautiful heirloom piece of literature, if you will, for my children and future generations. I like to mention recipes, and activities we are getting up to on our little homestead. Which leads me to this blog.
In ten years of homesteading and 22 years of gardening, (zone 9b!) I am ready again to share little bits and pieces of my life as a mother of four on a 1.5 acre homestead. I pray that my insight can inspire another mother to create, continue learning, and embrace old ways of caring for a home and family. Join me mamas, through the digital pages of my homestead journal.