Hey there and welcome!
I’m Autumn, a wife and homemaker who is all about natural living, farm-fresh food, country roads and cozy cottages.
Born and raised on a farm, I’ve always had a special place in my heart for the country life. And I always knew that when I “grew up,” I wanted to raise my family in a similar setting.
But interestingly enough, I returned to rural living before I had children! While still in my early 20’s, extreme health issues were forcing me to reconsider the urban lifestyle I was pursuing.
A diagnosis of advanced Lyme disease sealed my fate and in attempt to manage symptoms, I soon discovered that a traditional life would actually be best for me.
You know. Things like keeping a natural home, eating whole foods, growing gardens and living in the country.
So my husband (aka my man) and I began saving every penny so that we could buy raw land and build a small cottage of our own.
It wasn’t easy on one income, but just 3 years later we managed to purchase an acreage and spent the next year building the cottage we’d designed on paper.
This accomplished, we began (and are still) working to transform our land into a tiny, food-producing farm!
Who Am I Today?
People often want to know which “camp” I place myself in today.
Am I a preparedness person? A homesteader? Or a farmer?
And I never know how to answer! So I just tell them “I live a traditional life at home.”
I’m an old soul in a young(ish) body.
I love country cottages, and farmhouse kitchens. I openly embrace old fashioned skills I need to keep a natural home. I take delight in preparing traditional foods. I enjoy gardening and preserving. And I’m not afraid to raise my own farmyard creatures for meat and eggs!
While I enjoy blogging, my man finds it quite ironic that I also like living an unplugged life. Its not abnormal for me to turn off the internet in our home, or throw the phone in a drawer. I want to live fully in the moments (and with the people) around me, without interference from the world outside.
What can I say, except that I’m a woman of conflicting interests?!
And now you know. 🙂
Are You An Old Soul?
So if you’re anything like me, if you want to remove yourself from the hustle of today’s society, if you’re not really a homesteader but value simple country living and want to carve out a healthier life, to use your hands more and your phone less, I invite you to join me!
I’m not a master at anything. My life isn’t perfect and neither is my home. But if anything I’ve said resonates with you, I hope you’ll stick around and that this blog o’ mine can provide encouragement, inspiration and practical steps that will help you get to where you want to be.
All the best,
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