Once a Farmgirl, Always a Farmgirl

Limbo.  A basement studio apartment graciously rented to us by our friend.  A shop trying to pick up steam.  A man working so hard.  What do we do now?

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We have always had plans.  Dreams.  Goals.  I need a homestead.  I don’t mind if it’s in town or not.  A goat, some chickens, a gardened front yard.  Clothes flicking in the wind on a clothes line.  The windows steamy from canning tomatoes.  Doug’s goal is financial security.  Once and for all.  When we spoke our wedding vows, for richer for poorer, we thought we’d get both!  Done with the poorer, he says.  His dream, his goal, his manifesting is security and to pay a light bill without wondering how to pay for groceries.  Mine is to do the same but in a little homestead.  With lace curtains in the windows, cats by the fire, fresh rolls baking in the oven.  Home sweet home.

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Homestead, here we come.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. juliepullum says:

    Oh, the linens on the line does it for me every time! We are in the midst of a usual English winter, grey and damp! I fear there will not be many crisp dry days now until February/March and then the proper Spring days will come and I know we shouldn’t wish our lives away but I really need to see a blue sky and sunshine right now! You are most definitely sounding more like yourself, snuggle up in front of your fire and makes those plans and dreams come true again.

    1. Katie Lynn says:

      I will, Julie! Thanks!

  2. Lydia Noyes says:

    I’m so happy I’ve stumbled across your blog! Your writing resonates with me as another on a journey towards homesteading and ever increasing self sufficiency. Three months ago my husband and i moved to a historic homestead in Central Appalachia, and the lessons we have already learned have been staggering. I will be going through your archives to get a better sense of your experience so far (especially how you’ve been able to save money!) If you would like to get an understanding of mine, you can read about our new home and our adventures there at The Knob House here http://livingechoblog.com/movin-to-the-mountains/.

    1. Katie Lynn says:

      Welcome to the world of homesteading! It is an up and down journey for sure. Ours is currently down thanks to bad landlords but all I want to do is get back into a homestead. I will check out your blog. There is a lot of information on mine about animals, gardening, and self reliance. Good luck!

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