I've wanted to live in the country since before I was even out of my parents house. (For a little background info, I grew up in a town of 901 people. You might think, "Shoot. That IS the country!" But, I assure you, even towns that small still have "country" for those that wish to be even further removed!) And since becoming a mother, that hope for a country home to raise my children on has grown stronger. After nine years of marriage and four sweet babies, the Lord granted my request and blessed us with the property of our dreams. Sure, it's a tad bit rough... nothing some good ol' fashioned work ethic can't handle.
Why "100 Years Ago"? Because the fuel behind my farmhouse fire is that something isn't right. Our homes, our marriages, our families, our nutrition, our schools, our work ethic, our discipline, our respect for others, and more is at a crisis point. I was in a wholistic nutrition program last year and one phrase a teacher spoke to us changed the way I wanted to live in one instant.
"If it has not been around for at least 100 years... don't use it, eat it, or do it".
So in the long run, that's what this blog will be all about.
- Having a small family farm (the home wasn't built quite that long ago, but it will do nicely)
- Growing and raising a lot of our own food (meat included) to eat like they did in the "olden days" -- out with the canola, in with the lard, mostly made from scratch foods, etc...
- Trying to teach our children the ways of old... the value of hard work, discipline, and respect, and to develop in them a love for the Lord Jesus, each other, and God's creation that is unshakable.
You'll be hearing from me...