Growing Up In The Country
I grew up in the country.
Instead of watching TV and playing video games, we built forts in the woods, dressed up like pioneers, and played barefoot in the creek.
It was the best childhood I could ask for, and I want my children to have the opportunity to experience it too!
This is the house I was born and grew up in. I also got married there, so it holds a very special place in my heart.
We had a large garden that provided lots of fresh summer veggies, and some winter preserves.
When I was a teenager, I kept a herd of Alpine dairy goats that I milked twice a day. We drank the milk, and used it to make amazing cheese. They were such lovely animals, and my parents still keep dairy goats out at the barn to this day.
With the exception of the winter months, we ate our suppers out on the deck many an evening.
For me, growing up in the country definitely fostered a desire to dive deeper into self sustainable living, and set me on the path I am taking these days.
We go back to visit my parents quite often (it’s only about an hour away from where our family lives now) and we are working on making our new homestead as lovely and useful as theirs is!
Are you from the city, the suburbs, or the country?