Hi, my name is Jennifer, and I am the content writer of MorningChores. I have been homesteading in the rural foothills of North Carolina for almost 5 years now.
My husband and I began our homesteading journey on accident.
We were looking for a way to feed our growing family a healthy diet on a very tight budget. I tried couponing and building a stockpile, but I didn’t feel good about feeding my kids all that processed food that I couldn’t even pronounce half of the ingredients.
So we decided to buy a few chickens and grow a garden.
Little did we know the how much of an impact this decision would have on our lives.
Ever since that moment, it has been one challenge after another to figure out how to make more of what we need and to utilize the land we have to the fullest.
We have since expanded our homestead and are now raising chickens, goats, rabbits, pigs, guineas, honey bees, ducks, and raising our own fruits and vegetables.
It is certainly hard work…
…but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
I love what I do, and I feel good about what I feed my family now.
MorningChores allows me to share what I’m learning while also tapping into the knowledge of other homesteaders.
That is what homesteading is all about for me.
My name is Gina (hello!). I'm in charge of editing and formatting the content, managing our social media accounts, and promoting our blog to the outside world.
(But I do write too, sometimes.)
To be honest, I'm not that experienced in homesteading, gardening, or raising animals. I'm just starting out, and I'm actually learning a lot while growing this blog.
I worked in a digital marketing agency for a few years until I decided to start my own home-based web design business back in 2013. I always wanted to become self-sufficient, relying on foods we grow and raise on our own property while working on my own business.
Although I'm not there yet, I don't think it's impossible.
We see this blog as the document of our homesteading progress. We share everything we learned in the process so people can read it too and learn how to live a self-sufficient life.
If you want to follow our homesteading journey, you can sign up on this page.