I am a punk rock loving, tattoo having, concert going, crazy hair color wearin, headbanging, funky chic, and a stay at home mom, organic gardener, duck raiser, cloth dapperer, clothing maker, thrift store junkie, eco-conscious, country girl. I love to be in the city, but I have to be in the country to sleep. So I have recently realized I am full of contradictions. With the funny things that happen in my home, mostly because of my children, I thought someone might get a kick out of my daily blurbs.A bit of background, I grew up in the country and love it, my husband grew up in the city and loved it. After 5 years of living in the city in a tiny house on a tiny lot together, we decided to give the country a try. And by "we" I mean ME saying daily "I don't want our kids going to school here, time is running out."
So we purchased a big enough house to accommodate us and a few more kiddo's maybe, on 2 and 1/2 acres in the country, 2 counties away from our old house, and in a great school district. We moved in a few months ago, and are just now getting truly settled in. We planted a 30x50 foot garden, which I tend organically. We recently got 16 ducklings and 4 grown ducks. I am still pushing for sheep, but I suppose that will take a long while to wear down. We are cutting our electricity consumption as much as possible. We have only used our clothes dryer 4 times in 3 months. I make everything I can from curtains, clothing, and laundry soap, nearly all our food, and someday cheese and yogurt. We plan on installing solar and rainwater cisterns someday.
I am pretty sure I am the only person in a good 10 mile radius who had caution sign orange hair or this many tattoos. And I some of our neighbors I am sure are a bit nervous that the area is being invaded by "freaks". But we are good normal people we just might look a touch odd and play our music a bit too loud.
So for now it is myself (Little Squidgen, I will explain the name later), my husband(Mr.T), our two boys(Big and Little) and 20 ducks.
More exploits to come as we strive to simplify, reuse and recycle, achieve self sufficiency, all the while not forgetting to rock out on occasion. We are those scary-looking, "crunchy", liberal, far left weirdos that your momma told you about. But we are also generous, loving, accepting, helpful, and devoted family oriented people. Forget what you think you know about a person by appearance, us tattooed liberal freaks can be down home farm folk too.