Hey. I’m Jill.

I’m a wife, mom of two, follower of Jesus, farm animal collector, entrepreneur, mason jar fanatic, fledgling milk maid, wannabe gardener, essential oil junkie, and lover of wide open spaces. I live with my family out in the middle of nowhere in Wyoming, on the open prairie (hence the blog name…)

I love all things old– vintage recipes, weathered barns, rusty antiques, and chipped paint. I thrive on a bit of organized chaos, and it doesn’t bother me in the slightest to live 45 minutes from the closest grocery store.

To get to know me on a more personal level, you can hang out with me on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. You’ll get to meet my animal crew, see my homesteading mishaps (there are lots of those…), and catch up on my daily life over there.

Why I Started a Homesteading Blog

I have discovered most people have a bit of homesteading spirit hidden deep inside of them,  just like I found within myself about seven years ago.

We had just bought our 67-acre fixer-upper, and I suddenly found myself wanting to garden, build a compost pile, and keep dairy animals.  I had no idea where these bizarre urges came from– I wasn’t raised in the country, and I had a pretty conventional childhood. However, my newfound interests quickly became all-consuming. And I’ve never looked back.

jillI have found such immense satisfaction from adopting this lifestyle, I want to make it available to everyone. This blog exists to encourage YOU to explore modern homesteading and return to YOUR roots of self-sufficiency and simple living, no matter if you live on a sprawling ranch or in a high-rise apartment.

You don’t have to come from a farming heritage, own tons of land, or be an expert gardener to benefit from the old-fashioned skills, from-scratch recipes, and wholesome way of life that is found on the pages of this blog. The best part of this simple mindset is the knock-your-socks-off satisfaction which is available for anyone who partakes.

Remember, it’s not the destination, it’s the journey. And this homesteading journey is one of the most satisfying ones you can find.

To find out how I define the modern-day homesteader, click here.

Jill Winger and Family