Hey there and welcome!
I’m Autumn! And I’m here to inspire you to keep a traditional kitchen, garden and pantry!
As a wife, mama and homemaker, I have many interests (don’t we all?). But here on the blog, I primarily share farm-to-table recipes, gardening skills and will also teach you how to stock the pantry through home food preservation.
I also share snippets of my life in the countryside and sometimes let loose with thoughts and life lessons I’ve been mulling over. Y’know…real life stuff?
I’m living this traditional life because of Lyme disease.
After fighting extreme health issues for several years, I was finally diagnosed in my early 20’s. And actually, it was Lyme disease that forced my new husband and I ask hard questions and clearly define what we wanted from life and what we wanted to bring to it.
In the end, we decided to pursue a quiet life in the countryside where we could practice old fashioned skills that put good food on the table every day.
It took us 3 years to reach our goal. But after a season of intense saving for a downpayment, we were able to move from a rental home in town to a small acreage in the countryside.
We spent the next 10+ months building our little 1,000 square foot home (you can read our story HERE).
Today, I spend most of my days in the cottage kitchen where I cook and preserve our home-raised food to feed our growing family.
When I’m not in the kitchen, I’m outside tending to my ever-changing beautiful gardens, caring for my little flock of ducks and even occasionally help my man with his backyard honeybees!
I know what you’re likely thinking at this point! “Ah, another homesteader!”
But I truly don’t think of myself in that way. I’m just a simple soul who wants to live a quiet life in the countryside surrounded by good food, beautiful gardens, stuffed mason jars, friends, family and a community I love.
I know this life sounds practically perfect. But don’t be fooled.
My life is hard. And living a traditional lifestyle isn’t easy either.
But it’s good. So good! And right now, I have every assurance it’s the life for me!
I hope you’ll stick around and be inspired to prepare farm-fresh meals, grow gardens and stock your pantry through home food preservation.
Happy cooking, gardening and preserving,
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