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
We’re always told that a dog is a man’s best friend, but what about the dog? Are you your dog's best friend? It’s important that you focus not just on all the ways in which your dog makes your life better but the ways in which you can make your dog’s life better. ...read more
Making the move from living an urban life to rural living can be challenging. As I have mentioned before, many people new to homestead living have rather unrealistic expectations about what this way of life can bring. Everything is imagined to be undeniably...read more
Do you want to boost your mortgage chances to qualify for a homestead? If you want to get onto the property ladder, then it could feel like you’re about to climb Everest with all that you may have to face. But in reality, getting approved for a mortgage isn’t as...read more