What is the name of your Farm, Ranch, or Homestead? Our farm is Kookoolan Farms…
What is the name of your Farm, Ranch, or Homestead? We don’t actually have a name for it. We just moved here a little over a year ago, and I totally forgot about that. Now I want to name it!
Where are you located? Missouri, one hour outside of STL.
How and/or when did life as a farmer, rancher or homesteader begin for you? I grew up on a 400 acre farm with cattle and elk.
What do you grow and/or raise? We have goats, chickens and a big garden. We are getting bees this spring, and will soon be milking the goats!
What traditional methods do you use on your farm to grow your crops and/or raise your animals? We built raised garden beds for the veggies and use a chicken tractor for the chickens. We move it everyday so they have access to fresh grass and bugs. We are working on fencing around the entire property, so they can be free range.
What is one of your favorite farm-infused recipes you wish to share? I love making lacto-fermented salsa in the summer/early fall. https://www.farmhouseonboone.com/lacto-fermented-salsa-recipe I also love making sourdough cobblers with anything seasonal. https://www.farmhouseonboone.com/sourdough-blueberry-cobbler
What is at least one farm tradition you uphold? We are new to our own little farm, so we don’t have many annual traditions yet. We go to a nearby orchard every year to pick peaches and apples.
What inspires you to continue a farm lifestyle? I love learning about the origin of food and teaching my kids old fashioned skills. We have been drinking raw milk from a local farm for nine years, and soon we will get to bring it in straight from the pasture.
What words of inspiration or uplifting wisdom to you hope to impart on the future generation of farmers, ranchers, beekeepers, and homesteaders? You can buy raw milk and homegrown vegetables from a local farm or farmer’s markets, but I promise nothing compares to raising your own food. Whether it’s bringing in a basket of eggs or bundles of herbs, there is a simple satisfaction in having a hand in the process.
Where can people find you/your products online? I share sourdough recipes, sewing tutorials and simple farm living on my blog farmhouseonboone.com. I also share two new videos with the happenings on our homestead every week on my Youtube.com/farmhouseonboone channel youtiube.com
As a full-time blogging family, I love sharing my knowledge on the business with my course, Create Your Blog Dream https://create-your-blog-dream.teachable.com/p/create-your-blog-dream and the follow-up course Video for Bloggers. https://create-your-blog-dream.teachable.com/p/video-for-bloggers I am currently teaching over 1000 students how to start their own profitable blogs.
In February 2020 I launched my first book Simple Farmhouse Life, DIY Projects for the all-natural handmade home.