A Vintage Revival
In a time of unprecedented technology and ease, many of us are finding ourselves craving something different. We’re drawn to old-fashioned things; a slower way of living life; a handcrafted existence rich with meaningful work.
You see, in an effort to have everything at the push of a button, society has successfully eliminated everything that once helped us to feel grounded, connected, and whole. The things that have brought humanity balance and equilibrium for millennia have been substituted for cheap, shallow alternatives.
We have fast food and microwave dinners instead of homegrown, homemade sustenance. Social media relationships instead of true community. Screen time instead of face-to-face connection. And automation instead of creation.
We’re stressed, depressed, and exhausted. There’s no time to think or just be. We’ve forgotten
how to live with intention and create; we forced to merely react and consume while we watch the people on Netflix and YouTube live the lives we truly want.
It’s no mystery why the notion of “back to the farm” is trendy right now, but it’s my mission to take it beyond chicken-themed décor and shiplap walls. My friends, I challenge you to fully embrace this yearning you feel for a simpler life. It’s time for a shift.
The Homestead Way is for folks just like you who have purposefully chosen to opt-out of the rat race of modern culture. You appreciate good food and crave playing an active role in producing what you eat. You acknowledge the value of hard work and desire to be a producer, not just a consumer. You prize old-fashioned ethics and values, embrace personal responsibility, and possess a sizable dose of common sense.
The beauty in all of this is that anyone can apply the concepts of this old-fashioned lifestyle to their reality, regardless of whether you live in the heart of the city or on sprawling acreage.
Homesteading is a state of mind, not a location, and while there are many flavors of this
way of life, we as homesteaders all share one common goal:
To return to our roots. To find satisfaction from the work of our hands. To toil and sweat for
something we love. To feed our families with foods that nourishes both body and soul. To leave the herd and grow our dreams. And to truly live our lives, not merely exist.
If that resonates with you, you’re in exactly the right place. Welcome home.
Nice to Meet You
I’m Jill—a city kid turned Wyoming homesteader who loves helping others find meaning and purpose through this crazy, old-fashioned life I call modern homesteading.
My husband, Christian, and I live on 67-acre prairie homestead with our three free-range children, Mesa, Bridger, and Sage, and an unknown number of farm animals (I’ve lost count).
Neither one of us was born in the country, but we both have craved rural living since childhood. As newlyweds, the thought of being like everyone else felt uninspiring and empty to us, so we set out to create a different sort of life. After impulse buying a tumbledown old farm, we found ourselves plunging headfirst into the world of homesteading. And nothing has ever felt more right.
We’ve been living this farm life for 10 years, and while it’s not without struggles and even heartache at times, it’s transformed us in ways we never thought possible. I can’t imagine doing life any other way. You can read more of our story here.
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Thanks for being here. No really, I mean it. I don't care if you're been homesteading your whole life or are just dipping your toe in the water, I'm thrilled to have you following along. I pray this little corner of the Internet brings you much inspiration and joy as you follow your own homestead journey.
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