Hi there! I’m Sandra and I live in a small apple-growing village in New Brunswick, Canada. I have 4 beautiful daughters, a granddaughter, 19 feathered friends, and a pit-bull mix named Ani.
I have found my passion in working as a private senior support person and house cleaner in my community. It’s a wonderful job that allows me to be around the people I love most – my family! In my spare time, I enjoy spending time in the garden or relaxing with my family. I also love taking care of my critters; they are such an important part of my life.
We are a family of five living in New Brunswick, Canada working on our homesteading dream! My husband and I bought our 1970’s fixer-upper on an acre of land back in 2006. We have recently started renovating it into “Our Home”. Our goal is to turn it into a functioning modern homestead that produces our own food while it continues to provide a safe and happy shelter for our children.
But… let’s back up a bit! My youngest daughter was born in 2009 and I dreaded going back to my job in a nerve-racking call center where I was a floor supervisor taking all kinds of nasty supervisor calls all day long. I decided to stay at home and make an attempt at finding some miracle work from home job. So…the mission began to stay at home and raise my own children, bring in an income, and do the things I LOVE to do.
I started this blog in hopes of chronicling our journey to self-sufficiency and offering advice and encouragement to other homestead mamas through our successes and mistakes along the way!
I am really good at making the best of situations… Growing up with a father who worked for very little income and a stay-at-home mother, taught me to make the best of all situations. When things got tough, my dad always found a way to make things work. I try to be that person with my own family now whether it be a scheduling, financial, etc. issue.