I homestead pretty hard, but my "real job" is as a special educator for our local school district. 12 years.. and counting!
I feed my chickens in a skirt before I face a day of IEPs and behavioral protocols.
I'm often met with the impression that because I make my own applesauce, butcher deer in my kitchen, live without a dryer or microwave, and drive an over 10 year old car with no air that I'm some dumb country bumpkin.
I have an Associate's , Bachelor's , 2 Master's degrees and... this week... I begin my candidacy to
become Dr. AVR !
It will be a 2+ year journey. It will be for my ladies and in spite of them with the new academic responsibility! BUT... Homestead Engineer and I chose this lifestyle to show them real living, and with real living comes real opportunities!
I feel a humble and empowered responsibility in this day and age as a girl momma to be a role model to my gals and lead my family. Self sufficiency and self reliance come from muddy boots, calloused hands, and a strong mind.
I'll need my tribe, my village, love, light, laughter and coffee ALL the coffee to burn the candle at both ends and in the middle, but know we'll see this through!
Because I never set out to be
And I've finally perfected Strawberry Jam.. so it's time to embark on a new adventure.. and I'll need those peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to dine on while we stretch farther to pay for college ;)
LOVE AND #2 PENCILS