Good morning from the mountain.
The sun has made its presence felt. Now if it would stay around all day and melt the porch and stairs off.
Some of my readers know me some don't. If you do you know I am very much a Simple Farm Girl hence my nick name, I am a pioneer at heart..
I have been asked questions a lot about how I came to love this life style of farming and working so hard to want to live a simple lifestyle in this day in age.
How did I become this way. I believe I was born in the wrong century. I could of live as the pioneers did. If I had my way we would step back in time.
I prefer horse and buggy to a truck. I prefer milking my goats and cow(when I had them) to going to the store and buying a product that is already weeks old.
I would do all my cooking on my kitchen cook stove. Have an out side fireplace for summer cooking
If I could have my homestead exactly as I would like you would step back in time as you enter the driveway.
You would find hitching post for the horses. You would find children running around, giggling enjoying the simple things in life.
You would find fresh laundry blowing on the clothesline.
You would smell home made breads and pies sitting and cooling .
Fresh butter have been made.
Can you hear the giggles and laughter of the children as we make homemade ice cream and everyone wants to be the last one to turn the handle cuz that person gets the big paddle in side coated with ice cream. Shut your eyes and relax,, step back with me. No phone will be ringing, no ipad, ipod, and tablets, no computers to intrupt a day in the sun.
You will find chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese, pigs ,lambs ,goats and milk and beef cows. We would raise what we need with a extra to share with friends and family and bartering.
You would see a smoke house, root cellar and a out house.
There would be no preservative in our food. Processed foods would come from the smoke house , as we cure our bacon, hams , make brines for meats.
There would be no over weight issues for any of us. Work would be done with manual labor not sitting on our back side.
At the end of a day you would be tired from a good days work not because you are bored.
Sundays would be set aside for family and visiting. A day for the body to rest for the week ahead
this would be my world if I had it the way I would like.
But in reality, I cant have it all my way. None of us can. I need a phone because I have a son who has medical issues which have needed medical attention in the past. So phone is something that is needed. My computer, I use to gather information on seeds, recipes. Talk with like minded pioneer spirited people. Friends and family who aren't close to me any more,, some aren't just a buggy ride away any more.
As I get older my way of living looks better every day. Rob is coming around to my way of thinking. Climbing up and down off that log truck is starting to get to him. He needs to ramble around the woods a bit and get some exercise and get back to nature.. He will loose his weight and feel better.
It is my dream to live as they did in the pioneer days. Each day I can something for winters use, each day I can gather eggs from my own farm and not purchase from a store, I am getting closer.
So next year I will have my goats back. A beef kritter, a milk cow, plenty of chickens, turkeys and ducks. Lambs for wools and eating . Everything will have a purpose.
Thank you for asking questions, thanks for sharing my dream life. Never give up on your dreams.. Some day I will have my total dream life,,some day working towards it every day