My name is Jordana, a.k.a."Farm Girl". My husband (James) and our 2 children are homesteading 2.5 acres of land in Eastern North Carolina. My loving husband graciously humors my constant additions of animals and raised garden beds to his lovely lawn, and together we are working to provide the best we can for our children.
Our children both have varying degrees of special needs. Our eldest is autistic, and his sensitivity to strong scents and sounds makes him more interested in indoor activities than our farming, though lately he is overcoming many of those obstacles and becoming a real help on our farm. The youngest has celiac sprue, an inability to digest gluten found in wheat, and communication issues. He is our "farm boy", and always wants to help feed, water, and collect eggs. Due to the needs of our children, we are trying to develop an affordable way to live naturally. We avoid toxins on our garden and lawn, try to treat our animals and ourselves herbally, and preserve our own food.
In our pursuit of healthful living, one of our goals is to provide for the enjoyment of our home in our everyday activities. To this end, we maintain play space for our boys, including swings, sand, and a merry-go-round.
Our mini-farm is comprised of nigerian dwarf goats primarily, in addition to a saanen, nubians and mini-nubians. We also keep chickens,our sweet dog, Salt (who is affectionately nicknamed "Softy" by our kids), a livestock guardian dog named Bane, a rabbit, and hopefully soon some ducks, turkeys, and guineas. Oh, and my husband is determined we need a pot-bellied pig to round out our farm since I won't agree to the ostrich or emu!
In addition to our farm and garden, we make soaps and cheese, I quilt, and my husband spends time designing his dream roller-coaster and other mother-scaring devices.
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