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The Dream Life
How did Crunchy and Country all start? I took the photo you see above a few years ago. My husband and I were enjoying the colourful quiet of a late August evening in the country. Sitting on the tailgate of our pick-up, boot-clad feet dangling over the golden stalks of grain almost ready for harvest, we fell in love. With the country that is.
We talked about our dream life. Me with my west-coast, nature-loving, crunchy soul, and hubby with his dirty cowboy boots and faded blue jeans. We decided to pursue a life of sustainability, simplicity and hard work. A life where our children can run free and play in the fresh air of the fields and forests.
We decided to move to the country.
After buying a small hobby farm, we moved in with our then two month old baby boy. I was in the midst of discovering my parenting style, and hubby was juggling a new career and many new chores. The shock on our systems was tangible at the time, but we don’t regret the change one bit.
Though it has been quite the adventure getting here, we’re finally settling into our dream life.
Please enjoy perusing Crunchy and Country where I discuss being a crunchy mama in our country paradise. Check out some recipes, learn about homesteading, or learn about how I juggle parenting and farm life. I hope you find value, humour, new perspectives and encouragement here.