Welcome to my blog!  My name is Shelly and I live on a small farm in Kansas with my Husband, Michael and our 3 kids.  The farm has been in my family for many years and has a lot of interesting history that I plan to tell about.  We moved here in 2011, a little over a year after my dad passed.  We had been wanting to move back closer to family and had been looking for a place in the country so we could have a few chickens and a garden.  After looking at several places and not really finding anything that suited, my Mom offered to let us move our mobile home onto the farm along side her house.  We really liked the idea because not only did it give us a place in the country, but we’re able to help with keeping up and maintaining the place.  It’s worked out perfectly for all of us.

Once we got our first chickens and a garden tilled and planted, we discovered how fun and rewarding it is to grow our own food.  Homesteading is very addicting… just like eating potato chips, once you start you want more.  Our few chickens and a garden quickly turned into 4 flocks of chickens and more plants than we have garden space, which led to adding a couple turkeys, several goats for milk, some pigs, and plans to add lots more as time and money allows.

We’re hoping  to find other like minded people to share ideas with so we can learn new things and to inspire others to give homesteading a try.  Also we want to document our homesteading adventures so that way we can look back and see how far we’ve come in reaching our goals.

I hope you enjoy reading about our homesteading journey.  Nothing fancy about it, just simple living and having fun!

9 Responses to About

  1. Constance says:

    Hi Shelly,
    You’ve found another like-minded person. I live on a homestead in a town called Olalla (pronounced Oh la la) in the Puget Sound near Seattle. My husband and I have four kids one is in Georgia in his fourth year of college, and the other three are still home. I have homeschooled them all and have two still in school, a junior in high school and a 7th grader. We have a two-acre mini farm with 3 roosters and 9 hens, 2 dogs, 1 cat and a bunny. I have a huge garden and absolutely love it all! I love the history of your story and will be glad to check in periodically and see what you’re up to at your blog and I hope you’ll continue to stop by SimplyLiving101.com 🙂 Blessings, Constance

    • humblelittlehomestead says:

      Hi Constance,
      Thank you for visiting my blog, sounds like we have a lot in common. I’ve enjoyed visiting your blog, I find it very inspiring and your photos are beautiful. 🙂

  2. Constance says:

    Hi Shelly,
    I just went out and took some pictures of the chickens and am going to make a post. It’s such a lovely day in the neighborhood and thought I’d make the most of it. Check it out when you can 🙂 Also, I’m noticing how yummy your Easy Port Chop Meal looks – I’ll have to try it.


  3. Claudine says:

    Hi Shelly,
    I really enjoyed reading your “about” story. We are also another like minded person. You can read “our story” on my blog. Looking forward to reading about your journey and sharing ideas!!! We have a lot in common!!!
    Wishing you lots of blessings…

    • humblelittlehomestead says:

      Hi Claudine,
      Thank you for visiting! So glad to find another like minded person and am looking forward to sharing ideas with you. Can’t wait to visit your blog and see what all you’re up to. 🙂

  4. Marco Benedict says:

    Came across your YouTube videos and couldn’t stop watching! What a peaceful living. May god bless you all and best wishes. We live in Florida, too expensive to start a farm but always dreaming. It does not cost a thing!!

    • Humble Little Homestead says:

      Thank you and welcome! I’m glad you’re enjoying the videos. I know what you mean about starting a farm, it is expensive no mater how frugal you try to be. When we started our income was a lot higher than it is now because of a job change. So a lot of our plans have been put on hold and we’re just doing what we can when we can. You know, we dreamed about starting a small farm like this for years and never thought we’d actually be able to but eventually we did. So you never know, maybe one day your dreams will come true and you’ll be able to have a small farm too. Thank you again for watching!

  5. Richard DeCou says:

    Hi Shelly
    I appreciate your videos. I have been wanting to start my own homestead with my family. I also live in kansas. Hopefully soon i will find some land so i can get started.

    • Humble Little Homestead says:

      Welcome! Thank you for watching my videos! I’m so glad you are enjoying them. I hope you’re able to find land soon. What area of Kansas are you looking?

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