We’re yearning for something more…
Society has steered away from everything humankind has ever known. Everything is automated, easier, and more convenient.
But with that, we’ve become a society that is numb. We’re unhappy, dissatisfied, depressed, and unfulfilled.
And we don’t know why.
For millennia, people have worked the land, provided food for themselves and their communities, food for one another. Farming used to be a necessary way of life, a means of survival.
But, after industrialization, globalization, and convenience took over the landscape, we moved away from that way of life. The very heritage that got us to where we are… forgotten.
But it doesn’t have to be lost.
It’s time to give in to that yearning. To return to the land and bring our true heritage back to life.
It’s time to live with intentionality. To work hard and provide nutritious food for yourself and your family.
Whether you live in an apartment or have 50 acres. You can live a more intentional, self-sufficient life.
If you are yearning for more, have a desire to learn and pass on these old skills to the next generation. If you dream of being more self-sufficient, hard work, and living with intentionality and being fulfilled.
I hope you’ll join me.
It’s time to go back, have a flock of chickens, grow your own food. To learn the way we used to do things. No, you don’t have to give up our modern conveniences. There is a way to weave our modern amenities in with the old ways. To still have running water and electricity, but have the food freedom and fulfillment you yearn for.
Modern homesteading is about so much more than the typical American life. It’s about getting your hands dirty, working for a purpose, and doing more than just going through the motions every day.
It’s time to live your life. To feed your family with nourishing food instead of fast food and microwaveable dinners. It’s time to reconnect to your food, to your family, and to your purpose.
Hi, I’m Danielle.
I live on just an acre of land in Northern Indiana with my husband and 3 farm girls. We strive to become more self-sufficient with what little bit of land we have, one step at a time.
My husband and I didn’t grow up in the country. We grew up in the time of microwaveable dinners and spaghettios. But, once we had children I started to realize… this isn’t the life I dream of for our children. I started wanting more, for us, and for our kids.
I began looking into our failing food system. Our unsustainable, industrialized farming practices. And how we used to do things. And I wanted that life for us.
It’s a long journey and we’re nowhere near where we want to be yet. But, every step we take toward self-sufficiency is a step in the right direction. From just growing a few vegetables to adding chickens and ducks. Learning how to do things the old way and sourcing what food we aren’t able to grow ourselves from local, like-minded folks.
It’s my hope and dream that I can inspire others to embrace this crazy way of life we call modern homesteading. I hope that you’ll throw some herbs in a pot in your windowsill, or put a tomato plant on your deck. Fight the man who says you can’t hang your laundry on the line in your own backyard.
It’s time to move back toward our traditional ways. It’s time to embrace our heritage. And it’s my hope that you’ll join me.
A Few Fun Facts:
- We moved to Bozeman, MT in 2015 and had the time of our lives. We had to return here to Indiana, but it’s our dream to find our forever homestead in that area one day soon.
- My husband and I married 5 months after we first met… online. In a chat room. Back when meeting up with people online was just something you didn’t do.
- I get overwhelmed really easily, but I am always on the go and completely type-a.
- I get an idea in my head and I won’t stop until I get it done. Whether it’s adding animals or building a coop or cooking some random dish I’ve never even desired to dine on.
- When we do move back out west to our forever farm, the first thing I’m buying is a milk cow. Goats… they’re just not for us right now. But I really wish we had enough land for a cow.
- I am not a morning person, but mornings, just before dawn just as the rooster begins crowing and it’s quiet, calm and you can just see the sun on the horizon, that’s my favorite time of day.
- After we got married, we bought our first house an 1890 farmhouse on 3 acres. I regret selling it every single day.
- I am incredibly passionate about heritage breeds and preserving their place on the farm. I hope to get a breeding program going for some poultry within a year.
- A decade ago I would have laughed at you if you asked me if I would ever want a farm. But now, I can’t imagine my life any other way. It’s what I was meant for.
I’m really excited to get to know you. And I’m thrilled that you’re here and interested in embracing that yearning for a simpler life. Make sure you comment, share, and join our little homestead community!