My name is Venessa. I am a 35 year old wife and mother.

I want to start off this blog on the right foot. With honesty. With clearly stated intentions. (Hopefully it will keep me on the right track.)
Ok, here goes…I am extremely selfish. I have two boys and a wonderful husband but I don’t cook or bake for them unless I am hungry, you know what I mean?
I am also rather obsessive and tend to take things too seriously. I rarely do anything half-heartedly. I am also fairly arrogant and when I do something I usually think it’s the best that there ever was.

I am also full of hypocrisies and juxtapositions.

Sometimes I’m the little girl making the perfect castle and sometimes I’m the obnoxious, sand kicker.

I’ve also noticed I tend to live one way inside my head and often my reality doesn’t match up.

Sometimes I see clearly my shortfalls and sometimes I am embarrassingly delusional.

Ok, now that that’s out of the way (for now). I want to state my intentions. I intend to be honest and not give in to the bragging I want to do. If something goes wrong, I will tell you. I read a really good book recently by Kurt Timmermeister and what I loved about the author most was his honesty. He told it all; even the stuff that did not make him look good. I want to be like that.

My family and I live in North Central Washington State. It is hot and dry and has something like 300 days of sunshine per year. This is not what you normally think of when you think of Washington State, is it?
My gardening zone is 6. Our area receives just over 10 inches of rain per year. Winters are cold but not as cold as Spokane 🙂

On December 31, 2012 we moved 30 miles out of the nearest town to a small acreage. Our plan is to try to grow as much of our own food as possible.

My husband has a day job but I do not. I love to take care of the animals, garden, bake, cook, sew and knit. I love to balance our zero based budget (thanks Dave Ramsey) and save money by making things myself.

4 Responses to About

  1. Magi says:

    I’m so glad you’re blogging! I’m going to have to pick your brains a little on the dairy goats, I know I’ve told you we suck at building fences, but I think I’d like to give it a try!

  2. I wish we lived closer!! I am at home, in the city, bucking the mainstream, growing a yard full of organics, sourcing free range, ethically raised, non-GMO fed animals, making everything from scratch, fermenting jars of veg on my kitchen counter and wishing I had chickens and bees. Thank you for your blog; I love every word!

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