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 began pursuing this lifestyle after being diagnosed with advanced Lyme disease over 10 years ago. Health issues forced my man and I to rethink our modern food system. And it caused us to think about and define our personal values. What did we want from life? To bring to life? And give to our future family?
In the end, we decided to embrace a life in the countryside that was slower, simpler and would allow us to put nourishing food on the table every day (you can read our story HERE).
Today I live in a small cottage that my man and I built. As a homemaker, I spend my days caring for my family, cooking and preserving food in the kitchen, tending to my ever-changing beautiful gardens and love caring for small farmyard creatures. I even occasionally help my man with his backyard honeybees!
I know what you’re likely thinking at this point! “Ah, another homesteader!”
But I really 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 it sounds practically perfect, but let me assure you, my life is anything but perfect (if you’ve ever known someone with advanced Lyme disease, you may understand). Broken though I may be, I DO have assurance that for now, the simple country life is the life for me.
I hope you’ll stick around for some simple living inspiration and of course, good food too!
All the best,
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