Hi! Welcome to my site! My name is Jess, and I’m excited to share my opinions, lifestyle, and innovations with the Internet!
I’m a young lady in her mid-twenties who is passionate about the land. I like to viscerally participate in my surroundings through growing food, cooking, hunting/gathering, and engaging in local communities through Southern Michigan. Inspired by my Christian faith and mentors from all walks of life, I take great pleasure in seasonality and creating things. During the summer of 2020, I’ll be using this forum to document my journey learning (and working) on a sustainable farm in Virginia.
While you’re here, you may find articles on…
Health and Wellness: With a science degree and four years working in medical research, I’m one of those dorks who reads PubMed (science journal articles, for those who aren’t total geeks and don’t know what PubMed is). I care a lot about my personal health and wellness – especially nutrition. I follow a “diet” based loosely on the Weston A. Price foundation, but tend to make my own opinions rather than follow any specific “diet.”
Homesteading & Farming: I just moved out of the suburbs and currently don’t actually have a permanent place to live…but that’s not stopping me from being as self-sufficient as possible. I hope to someday have my own homestead or even (dare I say it?) farm business, and am learning as much as I can in the
meantime. I will be a steward with Polyface Farms in 2020 to learn more about this component, and will be blogging the experience.
Home Cooking: Rest assured, you’ll find recipes on how to use those farm-fresh ingredients, as well as store bought ingredients (because everybody needs cookies once in awhile, right?).
Honing in on Sustainability: I’ve loved nature since I was a little girl, and used
to tell people I wanted to grow up to be a park ranger or a farmer. As an adult, one of my goals is to make my own life as environmentally sustainable as possible, within the means of my budget and not being a complete crazy person. What does that mean? I try to minimize disposables, plastics, and energy and am continuously trying to grow in this category.
This is a personal blog, designed to act as a journal for myself to catalog my journey toward my homesteading goals, so expect a mixture of how-tos, reflections, and personal experiments. If I can help one person with this little experiment, I’m happy.