Hi, I’m Abbagail.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I’m glad you’re here. I started this blog to encourage, educate and inspire people to get back to their roots and really become an active participant in raising and growing more of their own food. I’d love to help you start your very own homestead and transform your life.
I would like to help you become more self-sufficient. Grow your own vegetables. Raise your own livestock. Preserve your own food. If you want to homestead but don’t know where to start, stick around and I’ll show you a thing or two.
While I didn’t grow up with this lifestyle, it has always been close to my heart. It truly is a way of life, a giant lifestyle change from suburbia to the countryside. But I tell you, it’s worth it. That big sky, mountain view, fresh air, relationship with the animals, the things you learn about homesteading and yourself, and not to mention that good you get from growing your own food and raising your own meat. It’s magical.
My husband and I run an operation pasture-based ranch in Alberta. We started this journey with a few chickens for ourselves and then fell in love with the ability to control where our food comes from and the act of farming itself. Now, not only do we raise meat birds, sheep, and pigs, but we also grow all our own food in our personal veggie gardens and preserve it as much as possible. If you’re not afraid of a little hard work, the homesteading lifestyle might just be for you!
I love writing and helping people. I’ve been on multiple podcasts sharing our farming journey and about my love of growing your own food. I can’t wait to help you!
Fun Facts About Me:
- I need to have coffee every morning – first thing.
- I love sleep.
- I have ironing and avoid it at all costs.
- My husband and I talked about Joel Salatin on our first date.
- I love baking and find it relaxing (and cooking for that matter).
- I love going for hikes!!!! But hate working out.
- I have a degree in landscape architecture…
- I have a sweet tooth… anyone else?
- I love making lists.
- I am so excited for everyone to start growing their own food
1. Connect With Me
I’d love to connect with you over on Pinterest & Instagram.
2. Download Your Free Seed Starting Guide
And I’d love it if you could check out my freebie, I designed just for you! It’s a seed starting schedule, plus a cheat sheet of when to start all your seeds indoors. You don’t want to miss it! CLICK HERE to download.
3. Check Our Our Digital Shop
We’ve been busy creating more resources for you! Check out my ebooks:
How to Start a Vegetable Garden eBook & Planner
Homestead Starter Bundle
Mobile Chicken Tractor Build Plans
4. Read Our Most Popular Posts
These are our reader favourites! You’re sure to love them too.
How to Prepare to Winter Farming
How to Water Your Garden the Right Way
DIY Seed Organization & Printable
Thanks for visiting! Reach out to me in the comments with any questions or comments.