We work hard around our homestead, so a chance to let down our hair and party is always a good thing!
I am excited to be a part of the Ultimate Blog Party this year. It’s an awesome way to meet new blogging friends, do some valuable networking, and win incredible prizes! So, since this is my first year, allow me to introduce myself:
I’m Jill- I’m 25 years old and share our homestead with my handy husband and our 11 month old Prairie Baby. I’ve had a wide range of jobs over the years, but being a homesteading, stay at home mama is my absolute favorite so far!
We are real food fanatics around here. We try to raise as much of our own food as is possible, which makes for some interesting stories! Nothing makes me more excited that learning to prepare foods traditionally and naturally. So far, I dabble in sourdough bread, cheese making, canning, home butchering, and I even grind our own wheat. I don’t purchase much of anything that comes in a package, box, or bag!
Animals are a huge part of our life, our 67 acre homestead is home to horses, dairy goats, chickens, dogs, cats, and most recently, a milk cow! The Wyoming prairie where we make our home is not for the faint of heart. We routinely deal with blizzards, high winds, dry summers, plagues of insects, and even the occasional tornado. But we love our western way of life and wouldn’t trade it for the world!
The goal of The Prairie Homestead is to encourage you (yes, I’m talking to you!) to return to your roots. And the best part is that you don’t have to live in the country or own land to get started on this adventure! Whether it’s through sharing delicious whole food recipes, hosting a weekly Homestead Barn Hop, or our regular features such as Goat 101, we aim to inspire you to return to a simple, more sustainable way of life!
So thanks for stopping by! Take a look around and be sure to leave a comment so I can visit your blog and get to know you too! And when you’re done with that, head back to the Ultimate Blog Party 2011 to visit more awesome blogs and enter to win some of those prizes!