I've always loved old things; vintage finds, "junk" as some would call it. My bedroom growing up was full of family treasures, scraps of old lace, anything with a history. I found these pale pink boots (in my size!) at an antique store. I'd never given into the living on a farm in a fashion sense. I actually used to follow all the models (you know...Christy Turlington, Niki Taylor, Linda Evangelista) and would try to copy their outifts. The closest I got to farm related was when I wore twine from a haybale around my neck as a choker (Thanking God I don't have pictures!). But the boots were a KICKstart to my inner farmgirl.
Wanting to feed my family fresh produce without pesticides and blessed with lots of space, I started with a simple strawberry patch and small potager of 4 raised beds. Once the kids were a little older we finally decided to build a chicken coop (something we'd wanted to do for a few years). We had so much fun picking out funky chickens to order.
After that the whole farm lifestyle has gotten really addictive. I began reading inspiring books and blogs and realized I wanted a lot more than just eggs and veggies. I wanted it all!
We know have (in addition to chickens) turkeys, ducks, milking goats, honeybees, a HUGE garden and my wishlist is even longer! I hope Santa brings me warm pink carhart bibs and cheese making equipment. I never dreamt I would embrace the Great Outdoors, my Inner Farmgirl, and bloom where I was planted (when I used to think I was stuck where I was at). And it all started with a Pair of Boots!