My name is Leigh and my husband is Jared. We have been together for almost 20 years. We’ve got two
tornados boys, Chase and Jaxson and a ton of animals. It’s time to meet the chaos.
We started homesteading because we weren’t happy with the life we were “supposed” to live. Society tells us that we have to work in an office, warehouse, etc, get groceries at the store, only see our kids for a couple hours a night, and then do it all over again. We wanted something different.
So we bought our mini farm and have been working to turn it into our homestead. We have 10 goats, though that number changes depending on the season. There are approximately 50 poultry, again depends on the season and predator load. We’ve got 4 huge dogs, 2 cats, 4 bearded dragons and a snake.
I started this blog to help new homesteaders learn as much as possible before diving in. When we were researching all the things that we wanted to do, paralysis by analysis became a real problem. We had so many ideas that we kind of froze.
So we sat down and really thought about the things we wanted to do, created our goals and got to work.
I created this download to help new homesteaders start and stay on track. There are other freebies in the members only area as well. You can sign up below and you will receive an email with the password to the members only area.
Homesteading is a lifestyle and means so many different things to everyone. So before you start panicking that your homestead isn’t big enough or you don’t know anything about brooding chickens, just realize that we were all clueless at some point.
Below are my top 5 blog posts to get you started!
No matter where you live, there’s a really good chance that you will need to feed your goats hay to get them through winter. If you live in the south, you probably won’t need a ton. But if you have an actual winter, you probably want to make sure you have enough. To figure out…Read…
I was reading a forum the other day that absolutely shocked me. A lady was freaking out because she had scratched her cast iron and the advise that she got ranged from “You can never use it again” to “It’s cast iron!” If cast iron can be handed down through generations and that’s all the…Read…
Y’all!!! Spring is here! Well, that depends on which meteorological or astronomical seasons. But regardless, spring is either here or coming up soon! Can you tell I’m excited? The spring garden doesn’t usually do well for us here in the Southeastern US. But there is still a ton of stuff to do and I’m here…Read…