The Farm Wife

 

 

As The Farm Wife, I do my best to live by 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! 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.

 

Even Better!

 

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.

Visit me on the Simple Life page and read about my day-to-day experiences and my thoughts on life. You will find posts on Homesteading, Family and Mentoring. See what’s happening in the Kitchen and try out some of the delicious recipes.

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

 

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.

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!

 

Julie Murphree is a blogger, newspaper columnist, and speaker on all things ‘Living a Simple Life on the Farm’. She is the author of \'The Farm Wife – Living a Simple Life on the Farm. She and her husband have 60 acres in NW Louisiana where they actively work on living as sustainable as possible.