Well, I'm going for it...even if it is just to get my thoughts out for my own personal satisfaction. I figured I would finally start a little blog to share what is going on here on the farm. The good, the bad, and the ugly. But hopefully lots of fun, happy things, and less sad, depressing things. Even though with this lifestyle those are bound to happen at some point. I am not the best with words and sometimes I tend to ramble, hence the name I've chosen for this little blog of mine. But I will share with you all the same if you're willing to read it.
The hardest thing to do, is to know where to start with this. Do I just dive in? Do I give you some background? Do you even care!? Lol! So I think I will do a little bit of both...
One of the things I hear the most from other the people, "How do you do it all!?". The truth being that I don't. And I'm a little bit crazy! We have pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, geese, cows, dogs, cats, reptiles, and our own brood of 3 young children ages 9, 6, and 4. My husband works full time and I work part time at a local veterinary hospital as a receptionist. With all of that, there are many chores to be done every day that we are just so accustom to now from kinda, sorta, not really growing our farm slowly over the last 4 or 5 years. It's just normal now. Housework is usually put on the back burner if I'm being totally honest so that is part of how I "Do It All". Not that we live in a pig sty or anything but you won't see my house in any kind of fancy magazine and I most likely will not be giving out any kind of home decorating advice here. I have been trying to embrace the hygge lifestyle lately but that is a totally different topic. I am to distracted by lambs and pigs lately to do much about that anyways.
I do love to share my experiences, whether they are good or bad. And I think I would like to share more about our methods here as well. Why we do things the way we do. Why we have chosen the animals we have. What it is really like to live this life. It is my passion. My love. And my dream. I am still trying to figure out exactly what I want to do with this crazy dream of mine. It is a constant battle of knowing if I am making the right choices, doing things the right way, being a good enough wife, mother, and farmer. Trying to find the balance with all of it to make it work. Cause really that's my goal. Make it work. Do what I love. Make my family happy. Make other people happy. Easier said than done! But lately I am meeting and talking to some amazing people who are really pushing me and inspiring to do more, or do to less, and to push forward.
A warning to you as well if you are still reading this....I am a bit of an emotional roller coaster. Some days I want to do it all and other days I am ready to sell all of this and just live in a quaint little home with a tiny yard and perfect house. But come on, that's not really what I want. It's just a little pity party, temper tantrum, whatever you want to call it, to try and make myself feel more sane! Maybe even if I am not really sane, at least I am not boring right?! We all have things in life that drive us and make us happy. That fill our cup. That light a fire in our soul. For me, it's piglets and lambs, green pasture, fresh cut hay, collecting eggs, cuddling my dogs, watching my kids climb in trees and build forts, and cooking a hearty meal that my fills my families belly. I also love to laugh, cry, swear, have a good drink, be alone, but get together, and just be me. So now you are forewarned about what may be my farm ramblings and what they may entail. I have no idea how often I will post but I will do my best to keep a good balance of ramblings, education, inspiration, silly, and cute baby animals for you. Until next time, Cheers!