I am a 30 odd year old, cat owning, chicken keeping, alpaca herding, pasture pig raising, sewing, gardening, canning, foraging, stay at home mama and devoted wife. My husband and I have been trying to lead a self sufficient lifestyle with a fair amount of success. We strive to get better. We don’t always reach that goal. We do manage to laugh at, and learn from, most of our mistakes.
This blog, is about our journey to that self sufficiency. It will cover everything from our current projects to our garden harvest. From our experiences as first time parents, to our adventures taking care of our animals… It might seem like it lacks focus, but the focus is life. In all it’s messy, unfocused glory.
This is the official website for Gillis Gardens, LLC.
Gillis Gardens is a farm, run by myself and my wonderful husband. We believe in biodiversity, organic growing methods and doing things ourselves. I knit, crochet, make jewelry and sew. MrGillis builds, doing everything from our plumbing to our mechanical to our renovations. We are both active members of our little community. We both take care of the plants and animals. He weeds, I harvest. He spreads manure, I plant.
We raise multiple breeds of chickens for eggs and meat. We have a herd of Alpacas that we shear every year for their beautiful fiber, which we then have milled into ultra luxurious yarn. We make our own maple syrup, preserves and pickles. We raise bees for honey and herbs for medicine. We also raise pigs for meat and fun.
We are the parents of two young children, and consider that our most important job.
Follow our adventures here and also on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.
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I hope you have a wonderful blogging journey 🙂
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Thank you! I loved writing in high school, and I wanted to get back to that feeling.