Image by Maggie Hoffman
A few months back I jumped at the opportunity to guest post for my blogging friend Jill of The Prairie Homestead. Jill recently had a baby boy, and she’s currently on her blogging maternity leave! Here’s an excerpt of my post that she published on her site today:
Growing up, I never imagined I’d need to learn how to create a small-space homestead. Living in an apartment or townhouse or even a residential neighborhood wasn’t even on my radar.
I grew up on what my dad lovingly refers to as a “mini farm.” We lived on 6 acres of land, and Holstein cows were our “pets” (until they made it to the dinner table!). My brother and sister spent summers building forts in the woods, but ever-the-bookworm, I preferred to enjoy the great outdoors while sporting a dress-up gown, devouring a classic while lounging in the fileds and pretending I was either Jo from Little Women or Scarlett O’Hara.
We drank our fill of well water–never having to worry about chemicals or fluoride. As a teen, I practiced driving in our front yard because it was definitely big enough. I could walk to the mailbox in my pajamas–because the only cars driving by were the milk trucks making their way from one farm to another.
And when we wanted a garden, we planted it. No questions asked.
Please visit my sponsors:
Sweet Little Blessings: Meeting all your cloth diapering needs–with FREE shipping on all order over $40!
Plan to Eat: Meal planning made simple.
The Glass Baby Bottle: Eco-friendly, Toxin Free Essentials for Babies & Toddlers & Kids