Thursday, August 26, 2010

Because of This Blog

Because of this blog...

-I have international pen pals

-I have a new wool hat that I adore, courtesy of reader and now friend, Homestead Girl.

-I have backyard chickens and more requests than I can count for eggs.

-I have friends who have never set foot on a farm considering livestock.

-My most citified of friends is learning to can. And make her own cleaning products. And grind wheat. She's awesome.

-I have a dehydrator and a 24 quart pressure canner that barely fits on my stove. But I can't live without them.

-I feel happy, with purpose, and connected to like minded people in a way I've never been before. My ideas and values may not be what the mainstream dubs "cool" but because of this blog, I know now that it's okay. It's okay to want less and have more, to make do, or make my own. 

-I know that this way of life isn't a passing fad. It's a quietly building revolution.

-I have you dear readers. Your thoughts and comments warm my heart. I draw more inspiration from you than you'll ever know. Here's to our shared journey...

Live Simply, Be Humble,


  1. It's pretty cool how the blogging world can stitch us all a little tighter together.

  2. Loved this post! Blogging has brought so much to my life...I just need to fine-tune the balance part of happy to have "met" you through our blogs!

  3. I agree with your post whole-heartedly.

  4. Funny you say that....Jimmy and I are getting ready to make a move and we will soon have two acres. :) Told Jimmy last night that I want a chicken coop. :) He agreed that it would be nifty. I also want a goat. :)I'm a faithful reader :) Jen Bunn

  5. Love this blogging world. There is so much support out there and it is amazing when women rally around each other to show that support, encourage, give advice or just laugh with each other. I have enjoyed every minute of my blogging and of reading other blogs.
    Thanks for opening up your journey to all of us!

  6. Love the blog world. I would feel very alone in my drive to become more self sufficient if it weren't for people like you. I have tried to write my own blog but getting the words I want to say out on paper isn't that easy for me. I'll just live vicariously through people like you.

  7. I LOVE your blog! I look forward to reading it! You are an inspiration to me, keep it up!

  8. I was just saying to my husband how the blogging world connects so many of us on the same path... your words brought tears to our eyes, we look forward to following your blog, pity we cant all be neighbours in the same country!!!