Are you interested in learning to live a simple life? As The Farm Wife, I start with this Bible verse:
“Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life,
To mind your own business and work with your hands,
Just as we told you, so that your daily life
May gain the respect of outsiders, and
You will not be dependent on anyone.”
~1 Thessalonians 4:11
Welcome to The Farm Wife!
Welcome to The Farm Wife! Are you interested in learning to live a simple life? From homemaking, homesteading, faith, family and more, start your journey here!
I am Julie (aka The Farm Wife) and I am on a journey towards learning to live A Simple Life on the Farm. I talk of my daily rural ‘by the seat of my pants’ education and how I am held together by my faith in God – as well as duct tape and hay string.
Along the path, I am learning…
…Homemaking and homesteading skills, and how to blend them together; gardening, using heirloom seeds; getting kisses from my cows; collecting eggs from my chickens; getting um…(cough..) gifts from my barn cats; learning as many of the ‘old’ crafts as possible, such as canning/preserving; saving seeds; weaving, knitting, crocheting, and many other crafts; sewing; and living as frugally as possible.
The best part is no matter where you live, you can be a Farm Wife, too! You don’t have to live on a farm to be able to do many of the same things. The lessons I learn on the farm can also be applied if you live in an apartment, in the city or in the suburbs.
It’s one thing to dream about living a Simple Life, but knowing how to make the switch and learning to live a Simple Life is different for everyone. Are we homemakers? Homesteaders? Or just wonderful folks who want to escape the rat race and go back to our dreams of enjoying our life? And how do we even blend it into one package?
Learning to live a simple life just means to slow down, enjoy life, and celebrate the moment. It means growing a garden, even if it is just a few pots on a balcony or a small plot in the backyard. It means loving your neighbor, spending less and removing stress from the busyness that life can throw at you.
Learning to Live a Simple Life
Visit me on the Simple Life page and find simple ways to incorporate different ways to further you journey. You will find posts on Gardening, Family and Mentoring. See what’s happening in the Kitchen and try out some of the delicious recipes. Discover handcrafts, finding a Circle of Friends, and so much more!
Find gardening tips and get reviews on great books and products. Take a virtual stroll through the pasture to visit the animals and who knows – you just might get kissed, too! And if you need prayers, I will join you in heart on the prayer bench down by the pond, and we’ll pray together.
How to Join the Conversation with The Farm Wife
You can easily share your thoughts and ideas through the Comment section. Let me know what you are up to, or your thoughts and ideas on living a simple life. Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and MeWe.
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Remember, it doesn’t matter if you live in an apartment, a subdivision or acreage – there are ideas and thoughts for everyone. Be sure to share with your friends – my porch is always open!
Now, pull yourself up a rocker, get a glass of sweet tea, lemonade or a cup of hot chocolate for those colder days, and let’s sit down for a nice visit!