Updated: Mar 24
Like many others, when the pandemic first really took over with lockdowns beginning and schools going remote in February/March 2020, I made the decision to resign from a very toxic work environment (after 3+ long years). While I learned a ton and honed in on my digital marketing abilities, I was so relieved that I had to leave since Travis’s school was fully remote, especially since I found out in February that we were expecting Olivia 🙌🏻🙏.
This was BY FAR the easiest and best decision I’ve made in a long long time (second to messaging Tim on Tinder 4+ years ago 😳🙈, yes Tinder). The work environment was stressful, negative, and honestly I think the reason it took so long to even conceive in the first place. Healthiness and happiness starts within and environments definitely have a huge impact on that.
Well we bought our 2 acre farmette in 2017, fortunately with little projects to do, and quickly brought home my big baby Huey and then bought back Trav’s first pony Santino as a companion. Having the ponies at home really has been a bowl of mixed emotions (#nodaysoff) but honestly I couldn’t imagine our lives without them.
I’ve always grown up with farm animals, wildlife, and house pets in my life thanks to my momma and aunt Susan, so naturally (along with my nesting in full throttle) fulfilling my personal dream of being a stay at home mom, raising our babies, and building a wholesome home business feels surreal (and we’re just starting out). Tim isn’t as much of a farmer, but I’m working on that 👌🏻.
I started off my 2020 to-do list with building garden beds and planning our plots. Next came a chicken coop, another pregnancy build and something that’s definitely been a continued work in progress (thank you chicken math). When people say, plan to build bigger than needed, now I know why. 🤷♀️🐔🐔🐔🐔🐔🐔🐔🐔🐔🐔🐔🐔🐔🐔
So far, moving on to 2021, we have 10 chickens, 9 baby chicks, 7 barn kitties, 2 horses, and 2 boxy headed pups. And that’s just the beginning..okay well, that’s it for now on this property at least 🤷♀️🤷♀️
Now we’re searching for land to buy and have a modular built to grow our family and to continue the homesteading life. The opportunities are endless and I’m constantly amazed at the wonderfully creative things that are achievable and right at our fingertips (literally). This is going to be one heck of a life and I can’t wait to see what’s next for us. ❤️