Hi I’m Annie! I am a mama of four and a grandma to 6.
I am Yankee born, 200 years to late, with an instilled love of southern traditions. I enjoy old fashioned skills and ideals but have a modern sense of thinking. I love animals, anything old and antique, canning, gardening, cooking, being outdoors and anything country.
I am a “from-scratch”, old-fashioned, crafty, do-it-yourself country kinda gal, that will save any animal, and has a vision for an off-grid homestead that provides food on my table, fresh herbs, free range chickens, grass fed beef, all while living a self-reliant life. I enjoy my kitchen the most as it is where I spend most of my time baking homemade bread, canning and cooking for my family and my parents.
I currently homestead on 15 acres in beautiful and sunny Central Florida. I have everything from a wonderful lake, to wooded areas, to open sunny fields. What more could I ask for? My homestead is home to over 25 various breeds of chickens, 4 roosters, 1 turkey, 1 pot-bellied pig, 1 old retired rabbit, a house cat, 2 barn cats, 8 dogs and 2 Mississippi Map Turtles. Plans are made to add some goats, a few alpacas, a few meat hogs and 2 cows this year!
Now that I finally may have gotten the hang of this whole homesteading lifestyle I figured I would start helping others start their homesteading journey. Thus the reason this website exists.
Homesteading is hard work, it’s long hours, and not a lot of sleep. It can be overwhelming too, trust me. It is all about having a plan and allowing for changes. But once you have it figured out the benefits far outweigh the hard work. Now my days are filled with clean air, healthy food, and a great lifestyle that allows me to work from home amidst my family and my animals.
Come enjoy my journey as I provide everything you need to start your homesteading journey…
My Newest Posts
Teenagers are probably a harder creature to negotiate with than a shark: and sharks don’t even speak the same language that we do! However, if there’s one thing that every single teenager across the land has in common, it’s the fact that they want to have a place to...read more
Homesteading is a bit like looking to the past and picking out the best bits. It can help you live a more sustainable and self-sufficient lifestyle, which offers you a range of benefits. You can save money and live your life at a slower pace, plus be prepared for...read more
While it might not be time to start buying food for a barbeque yet, the end of winter is in sight, and spring will soon be upon us. This means that it will soon be time to enjoy the nice weather in your garden once more. Unfortunately, if you’re like most people,...read more