Welcome to A Farmish Kind of Life!

I’m Amy: homesteader, author, podcaster, and thinker of deep thoughts. Join me as I learn about life and explore big questions on a little Minnesota farm.

Itty Bitty Thoughts

In Tiny Houses on Little Farms

My great uncle was an amazing man. I learned a lot from him… mostly that no one out there on the news really much cared what was going on in his tiny house on his little farm. They didn’t care if his refrigerator was still running, or if his garden grew, or if he made it to church, or what, if anything, he ate for supper… and he kind of thought it was strange that people in tiny houses on little farms would care so much about the ins and outs of the daily happenings of people who didn’t know tiny houses on little farms existed.

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Beautiful Boring

I had a relative once tell me that she liked talking to me because there was no drama in my life and that my life was, in fact, pretty boring. I sometimes like to think what she actually meant was beautiful boring. It’s not that we don’t have have issues or struggles. That’s part of being alive. But my 41 years this go round on the planet has taught me that it’s up to us to decide what we decide to get involved in. What drama we take on. What drama we allow in. I’m okay with a beautiful boring life.

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Just Do the Next Thing

Is it possible to live a life where you know what’s going on and you know how much you can shove in, but also have time to feed another stray kitten you found at the end of the driveway? Maybe life is less about how much you can shove in and more about how many stray kittens you can feed. Maybe life is less about knowing what needs to get done and more about tackling the things that come up.

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Favorite Farmish Posts

Interested in learning how to turn your pork into ham? Let me share with you how we brine a ham (or wet-cure a ham) here at our farm.
Ever wanted to make banana bread, but only had one. lone. banana? Never fear! You can totally make banana bread with the mashings of one banana. Here's how!
Ever wanted to make homemade noodles from scratch, but thought it was too hard? Pshaw. You can totally do this. It only takes four ingredients!
Thoughts on the "simple" life, how comfort and familiarity can be bad, and why we all need to spend time sitting with our chickens.
Wondering how to butcher a pig? You don't have to send your homegrown pork away for processing - you can do it right on your farm!
I'm going to let you in on a little secret: we don't use chick starter at our farm. In this article, I tell you three reasons why.
Are you wondering how to name your homestead? Here are a few tips to help you in choosing the perfect name for your place.