We live in a very small town in Eastern Washington State and have been in the process of transitioning from the city to the country for about three years. My husband and I have four children: two boys already grown, one in college, and a surprise daughter who is still in elementary school. We have a cat, two dogs, 22 chickens, and a milk cow and calf...only one of which we had when we moved here.
Our lives have drastically changed in the last three years- mostly good in our eyes. You may not think that all of the changes we have undergone are good- that's fair- we don't always think so either. But overall, this has been an amazing period in our lives. There have been plenty of ups and downs and unexpected obstacles along the way that have threatened to shake us from our goal of a peaceful country life that is more self reliant. But with faith, new found friends, and endurance- we are starting to see that this was the best decision we could have made. We only wish we had made this decision sooner- when we were younger and had more strength and stamina to do everything that needed to be done!
I hope that the stories and information shared will spark someone's deeply buried desire to live a more simple life, regardless of the obstacles that may come.