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!