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Don’t Cut Yourself Too Short – How to Balance Time and Finances

There are two things in life that are the hardest to come by – time and money. The last thing you want to do is

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The Best 5 Garden Styles for Your Home

We all garden for different reasons. Some of us just love digging in the dirt. Some want the freshest food possible. And others have goals

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Plan(t) Better with 7 Smart Garden Planning Tips

There is nothing tastier than a tomato, fresh off the vine, still warm from the sun. But to get those delicious tomatoes in June, you

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You Don’t Need Permission to Live a Simple Life

Did you know you don’t need permission to live a Simple Life? Let me assure you. You don’t. I have a fascination with boxes. Don’t

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Annie Lewellyn

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The Farm Wife is the greatest website to lose yourself in articles on living a simple life, homesteading, and more. Her southern charm draws you in and leaves you wanting more. Being knowledgeable and entertaining in every facet makes this a favorite site of mine!
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Kathi Rogers

Homesteader and Blogger
As a transplant to the South, I enjoy Julie's approach to Southern hospitality, her wisdom, and her guidance to making a home full of memories and charm.
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Shawna Lance

Homesteader and Blogger
Julie is such a talented writer! Her style brings back memories of a simpler time gone by. I could spend hours pouring through her posts!
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Amber Bradshaw

Homesteader and Blogger
The Farm Wife is the perfect place to start your journey towards a simple life. Julie is a salt of the earth person who shares her knowledge with others. From baking from scratch to raising livestock and everything in between, you'll find it on The Farm Wife.
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