Welcome to my very first entry on my blog.
I started this blog to document my lessons and tribulations of starting my own little faux farm in my back yard in the middle of suburbia.
I have always wanted to buy a decent piece of land and have my own little family farm/ranch. But with the twists and turns of life, it has yet to happen. So I decided December 2019 right before the cray cray of 2020 to just start where I was at then and with the land I DID have. And make each area have a purpose. .
we started our backyard do over in March 2020. It took my kids and I around 2 months to get everything put in and since then its been on going projects throughout the spring and summer.
First we needed to section everything off to make clear plans on where everything should be placed.
I wanted to have a usable space for us to also have some cook outs and family over so we left a section for the fire pit and a little bit of grass.
After we had the fence and boxes in I decided I wanted more garden space… so much more I want to grow! So we took out a small section of the animal area. (I haven’t put in garden boxes yet, I will do that this coming spring) We also decided to build our own chicken coop. I currently have 7 chickens, 2 goats, 2 bunnies, and a hive in a pear tree… no really I have a pear tree right next to my hive…lol
Throughout my blog I will be documenting the ups and downs of it all along with sharing recipes I like and use often.
I have always been drawn to living a quieter life away from hustle and bustle and enjoy making my own home concoctions… from face masks and face wash to cleaning products. I have worked hard to make my space feel like our own piece of country that we are away from it all while we are still in the middle of it all..
If you are looking for ideas on gardening, homesteading or bee keeping no matter your space I hope this blog inspires and gives you some direction as where to start.