Hello there and welcome! My name is Autumn, and I believe that traditional homemaking skills are the secret to creating a natural home and healthier family!
Allow me to share a bit of myself and my history with you?
My Back Story
I was raised on a farm and loved the life. But like most farm kids, I grew up and had to decide what I was going to do with my life.
Fresh out of college, I began living a “normal” urban lifestyle. I worked long days. Popped packaged, prepared foods into the oven upon arriving home. Life was busy. Life was good, and I was pursuing something I believed in. While my country roots did tug at me from time to time, I knew I was doing what all grown up people do. They leave home. Settle into a community. Get busy with work life. And I embraced it fully.
It was only a few years later that I began experiencing strange symptoms. My health began to deteriorate. It went slowly at first, then rapidly gained momentum. Some mornings, I found myself unable to get out of bed. I began losing control over my motor skills. Mentally, I lived in a fog. And I was desperately searching for answers.
When I finally received a diagnosis, the results shattered my work life, my person and for a while, my soul. Lyme disease had settled in and because it was advanced, there was no turning back, no treatment that could take this horrible thing from my body.
That diagnosis changed my whole world and the direction of my life.
The Silver Lining
Ten+ years later, I’m a different person, living a very different lifestyle. Yes. I’m a full time homemaker who found health and healing by embracing traditional homemaking skills.
Much like the housewife of the 19th century, I make my own household cleaners, soaps, body care products and home remedies. The food I put on the table is cooked almost entirely from scratch. You’ll find me milling my own flour, growing large gardens, preserving food and keeping poultry for meat and eggs.
People ask if I’ve become a homesteader? A farmer? A prepper? I tell them… I’m a homemaker. A full time, traditional homemaker!
I have to be honest and tell you…there are days when I curse my reality, my limitations and my chronic disease. But with every dark cloud, there is a silver lining. My silver lining is the simple, wholesome, rich, messy, beautiful life I now have. It’s a good one! And I hope you’ll join me in it!
Join Me in This Life
I started blogging because I know that you (my homemaking reader) are interested in creating a natural home and healthier family. And I wanted to make your journey to this life, easier.
Where will you begin? With naturalizing your home? Learning to make your own hygiene items? Growing some food for the table? Adding your email to my list for real homemaking talk and some special treatment? Maybe you’d like to get started with my free, 100% whole wheat recipes?
I’m here to help you on your journey! This little blog ‘o mine is filled with stories, natural living tips, tutorials and recipes. I hope you’ll take time to look around, leave me any questions you might have and come back for more!