Are you a mama looking to build a better life for your children? Do you dream of farm fresh eggs, a bountiful garden, and a pantry full of home-canned produce?
Then you landed in the right place!
Hi, I’m Danielle.
Writer, homesteader, aspiring minimalist, wife of 13 years, and mama to three amazing farm girls. I started The Rustic Elk as a way to inspire others to work towards their dreams of self-sufficiency and homesteading. We currently reside on an acre in Northern Indiana. On that acre we strive to grow as much of our own food as possible, cook from scratch, have 13 hens and one crazy rooster (that was supposed to be a hen, but he’s awful sweet for a rooster), a bird dog (what were we thinking a bird dog and chickens), and an abundance of public land nearby to hunt and forage on. In the future, we hope to add milking goats, honey bees, fruit trees, and a few ducks and turkeys.
After I had our first daughter, I started yearning for a more intentional life. I worked and I was tired of the daily grind. I started to question our food and health systems and gained a desire to grow our own food to feed our family, use natural remedies instead of conventional solutions, non-toxic cookware, and less stuff. My husband and I knew we wanted to homeschool and shortly after I returned to work, I came home to raise our daughter, who turned into two daughters, and very recently three daughters! I have become so passionate about this lifestyle over the last few years that I decided to share our journey with others hoping to inspire them to work towards similar goals.
If you’re questioning our modern way of life, feel overwhelmed with materialistic things, and yearn for a simpler, more intentional way of life, you landed in the right spot. My hope is that I can inspire you to live the life you dream of and encourage you to take the steps you need to make that life possible.
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