I am a thirty-something year old, who finally got to move back outside of city limits. We now happily own a 1940/1950s 2 story house on 15.5 acres in the piney woods of East Texas.
We are striving to become as self-sufficient as we can. This will mean becoming debt free, raising our own food, and utilizing our land. As of the beginning of 2010, we have established a chicken flock, a duck flock, and a large ‘kitchen garden’, an herb garden, as well as a small orchard and grapevines.
*2012 update* We now have 3 separate chicken flocks, one consists of Old English Gamebird bantams, one is laying hens, and the other is Silkie and Showgirls (a Silkie/Naked Neck cross). We have one Narragansett tom turkey, and 2 African geese.
*2016 update* We have chickens only now. Most are bantam crosses, with a few standards thrown in and a few Silkies. We (again) completely re-did our front yard garden and I have a big fall crop going on right now!
About me: When I’m not cooking or cleaning, you can find me in the garden. I enjoy sewing, reading, canning, budgeting, and all other sorts of homemaking skills. If it has to do with homemaking, I probably have either tried it or read a lot about it!