Howdy all! Welcome to the Faulk Farmstead! We are amateur farmers, living out our dream in the beautiful state of Washington! Thanks for joining us on the journey – and learning along with us!
Why should you read the Faulk Farmstead?
I have found that I learn most when I have read others experiences, not by reading reference manuals. Do you learn that way? Here’s how we got to this point…
Who am I and how did I get here?
You know those things you dream of, that you don’t actually think could happen? Well it actually happened. To me.
A little over one year ago, our family was given the chance to fulfill a dream I had been pondering for quite some time – To start our own farm. All I wanted was to get a little acreage, let the husband get his man-shop, plant a garden, and get a few animals – nothing big and crazy. Maybe a few chickens and a little milking goat.
I suppose it all started when I began thinking of how I could become just a little more sustainable. Because, ya know, I can’t be too lofty with my ideas, right? I thought, “Hey, I could get a couple chickens one day, have some fresh eggs, and ooh, I do love goat cheese, so, maybe a little milking goat too? And of course a garden! Yes! That would be a great start!” After coming to that conclusion, even though those things weren’t feasible at our current house, I delved into research – online, books, whatever I could get my hands on. I was that pathetic person that had a bookshelf of homesteading books, living in a small neighborhood lot, no farm animals, and only lettuce thriving in my raised bed out back. Yup, I was a poser. And I think that was when my husband started to think I was crazy (Don’t worry – I passed that bug on to him as soon as we moved!).
When we were given the amazing opportunity to move to a home on 5 beautiful acres, it all started moving fast! Thank goodness for all of that research! And here we are – 1 year later we are now with 2 kids, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 26 chickens, 2 goats, 2 sheep, and a cow. Houston, I think we officially have a farm.
Where is the Faulk Farmstead headed?
We are still both working full-time attempting to figure out our routine to fit it all in. Hopefully, one day I can be able to tend to the farm full-time – another dream! We have LOTS more to learn, and I know there are others out there that want to do this – JUST. LIKE. ME.
THAT is why I started this blog.