Do any of these things describe you?
- You question where your food comes from and whether or not it’s healthy and safe to feed yourself and your family.
- You’re tired of living the “American dream” and yearn for a slower-paced, more intentional way of life.
- You don’t want to be dependent on the corporate world to provide you with your every whim and put food on the table
- You dream of fresh eggs from your own backyard, a bountiful harvest you and your family grew yourself, and a happier, more fulfilling life the way God intended.
If any of this resonates within you, you landed in the right place.
I’m Danielle McCoy, creator of The Rustic Elk. And all of those things I just mentioned are encompassed here. Consider this your personal guidebook for your modern homesteading and self-sufficiency journey. Whether you’re just looking for ways to cook real, wholesome food for your family, raise your first laying hens, or grow an amazing garden full of bountiful produce, you can find practical tutorials and inspiration right here.
While we all come from different backgrounds and have different living situations, we all have the same goals in mind:
To be more self-sufficient. To have the satisfaction of hard work and dedication. To know where our food comes from. And to have a freedom that can’t be found in the standard American way of life.
How it all started…
I’m Danielle McCoy creator and author of The Rustic Elk. While it took me a while to realize it, homesteading is a way of life I’ve always dreamed of. Once I realized it, there was no looking back. I have also always dreamed of writing and sharing this homesteading journey of mine is just what I plan to do. I want to share our journey to help others follow their own homesteading path and create a community full of inspiration for other modern homesteaders and self-sufficiency dreamers. I’m far from perfect and I don’t think anyone can ever have this whole way of life completely figured out. But I promise I will share this whole journey of ours; the good, the bad, the ugly every step of the way.
So grab you a big, tall glass of raw milk or herbal tea (or delicious coffee because who can refuse?) and let’s get started.
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One more thing…
I’m so glad you stopped by. I mean it, genuinely glad. Without you, this would all be completely pointless! Whether you’re a homesteading pro or just barely getting started, I am so glad you’re here and my prayer is that I inspire you to embrace this crazy way of life and live a life more fulfilled and sustainable. I appreciate each of you and I love reading your emails and comments.
PS. If you would like to know more about me, check out my about page.