My Faux Farm

Small property management of horses, gardening, chickens, sustainability, small scale homesteading

Small Property?  No problem!

I grew up just outside of the city in the suburbs.  Not too long after I married my husband and had our two children, we moved up into the cornfields.  Neither one of us grew up in farm life, but I’ve always been drawn to it or to just get back to nature.  While camping isn’t my thing, animals and gardening are.

These are our adventures and trials and tribulations in managing horses on small property as well as raising chickens, gardening, renovating, and dabbling in homesteading (beekeeping to come  – ssshhh!  The family doesn’t know yet).    All this, and we only have just over two acres (I love to clean and organize so that’s quite the juggling experience but as a creative, I am always using those skills to do so).  If we can manage this successfully (including the horses) in this amount of space, anyone can!

While doing all of this, I strive for the work-life balance that everyone else does.  Everything I do is done so that life can be easier (efficiency is the key word) even if it doesn’t seem that way.  I share cooking for real life here as well and wow did that Instant Pot change my life.

Did I mention we have a rabbitry?  Our every day can definitely be interesting!

Horses on Small Property

Small pasture management, keeping horses on small acreage…

Backyard Gardening

Gardening in small spaces, gardening in raised beds, seed starting…

Backyard Chickens

Backyard chicken keeping, raising chickens for colorful fresh eggs…

Cooking for Real Life

Easy recipes for busy life cooking, Instant Pot Pressure Cooker recipes…

Home Projects & DIY

Home renovation on a budget, do-it-yourself home projects and decor…

Adventures in Rescue & Wildlife

Our rescues, bottle feeding kittens, wildlife tales…

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