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Hello! My name is Julie. My husband and I live on a 4 acre plot of land in Southwestern Colorado with our 3 teenage children. We love this part of the country with its mountain views and beautiful seasons.

We have dabbled in homesteading over the years with a large garden, chickens and rabbits.

Homesteading is a lifestyle of self-sufficency. It is characterized by gardening, raising animals, preserving the harvest, emergency preparedness and learning time honored skills to become more self-reliant.

A few years ago we decided to go “all in” with our homestead. We will be replacing the chickens and rabbits we lost, and hopefully add bees as well. We want to expand our garden area and have a 3 season garden. We also hope to gain more skills in homemaking and preparedness.

“Our Provident Homestead” to us means that we want to grow our homesteading skills wisely, without going into debt or getting overwhelmed. Our focus is to teach our 3 teenage sons to work hard and enjoy the fruits of their labor. We want our family to live a healthy and thrifty lifestyle. You can see more about our “why” in this post.

We would like to share our homestead journey with you. We hope to encourage new homesteaders as we increase our skills and knowledge in these areas. We don’t know it all, but we want to share with our readers everything we have learned so far. That includes the successes and failures we have had on this journey.

Here are some of the best posts to get you familiar with us:

Homesteading: How a City Girl Becomes a Homesteader

Gardening: Deep Mulch Method for Gardening Part 1: Keeping Weeds at Bay

Health: My Favorite Instant Pot Recipes for Real Fast Food

Raising Animals: Raising Meat Chickens: 5 Things I Learned the Hard Way

Homemaking: 15 Easy DIY Sewing Projects for Beginners

Preparedness: 5 Ways to Boost Your Family Emergency Preparedness

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