Welcome to The Childs Homestead
Hello and welcome to The Childs Homestead! I’m Janet.
My husband of 30 years (affectionally known as Farmer) and I were both blessed with a deep agricultural heritage. We grew up with fresh eggs, raw milk, big gardens, and bigger families. We had fields to play in and dinner bells to call us home. Even with all of this, our biggest blessing was sitting at the feet of many grandparents, including our great grandmothers and great grandfathers. As a matter of fact, our first two children gave us five living generations on both sides of the family.
Our Agricultural Heritage
Holding on to our agricultural heritage has always been important to us. Sure, there are some that may see being more self sustainable as a bit old fashion. Yet, we’ve strived hard to share with our children, and now our grandchildren, what we’ve learned from generations before us. Our goal is simple. We look to our agricultural heritage while investing in the future of homesteading and farming. Whether it is making bread, canning produce grown in the garden, tending the land, or raising our own meat, we are determined to teach these same life skills to the next generation. We know the value in understanding where and how our food is raised. And have experienced the joy and satisfaction that comes from having a full larder when winter sets in… and we want to pass that to future generations.
Homesteading is a Way of Life
As I have watched the homesteading movement grow, I’ve realized that so much of what my husband and I know, others have never experienced. Sure, much of it has been because of our farming backgrounds. But you don’t need to live on a farm to savor the bounty of a backyard garden or collect fresh eggs from your very own chickens. We know this first hand. Although all of our livestock are raised on the family farm, we live on a half acre lot in town. Where we garden, savor family mealtime, raise grandchildren, and chase chickens. (Or is it chase grandchildren and raise chickens. 😉 ) One thing is for certain though, whatever your circumstance, the homesteading way of life can be yours.
Over the years, I have owned several websites, but this one is different. It is more personal, representing everything that I love dearly… family, faith, farming, gardening, cooking, and more. It is the essence of who I am. Most importantly, I hope it will be an inspiration to you.
I invite you to stick around. And if you decide to give this homesteading thing a try, be sure to check out our homesteading blog or try a new home cooked recipe. And of course, I am here to help answer your questions along the way.
Happy homesteading my friend!