Farm Fresh Produce and New Life Goals

Katryna Jolene

Katryna Jolene

Katryna Jolene is a mother of 4 beautiful, intelligent and playful children and she holds down 3 separate paying jobs. She is living proof that having a family to support doesn't have to come at the cost of healthy living and eating!
Katryna Jolene

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I’ve wanted a farm since I realized I was never going to become a ballerina.

When I was little, like most little girls I wanted to become a beautiful swan ballerina and be rescued by Prince what’s-his-name and fly off and live in a castle happily ever after.

I soon learned, like the first day I tried out the ballet bar my parents put up in my room, ballet was not a journey I was destined for.

I found out that I am about as graceful as a giraffe with only 3 legs and one of them was in a cast.

Since that day I have been day dreaming of living happily on a farm, sun-burnt and tired and in peace.

farm-fresh-produce_i-love-goatsI have always loved animals, not only dogs and cats but goats and ponies and cows. Man I love goats!

And food! I really love food.

I do not love cooking though. So I’ve always thought that a farm where I could just walk outside and pluck a meal right from a plant, put it on a plate, (or bucket depending on my hunger) and eat while sitting and having a conversation with my goat and cow would be heaven!

Yup, I would totally have a conversation with a goat and cow. And how good does farm fresh produce sound!?

I’ve always figured that farm life is something you’re born into, so I haven’t actively tried to become a veggie farmer. Until recently.

This past spring I went nuts buying tiny herb plants, watching them grow, tasting their leaves and enjoying their smell while I happily pruned them.

I was off again, in my own little world thinking about living in the country, growing food and talking to pet goats.

Then out of what seems like the blue I started talking about doing it in real life and got ridiculously excited about it! I am going to make this happen! With the help of my dear family!

Having my own produce farm is a little ways off though, so why not start learning?

I’ve been watching farm and garden videos for weeks now, totally enthralled and excited by the whole thing. I’ve been researching vegan farms and I even started a worm compost. Who gets excited about worms? I DO I DO!

About a week ago my friend told me about Desert Hills Ranch.

She brought home the most gorgeous tomatoes and peppers and all kinds of beautiful delicious veggies and fruits! What is this place and why have I not heard of it!?!?!?!

So last weekend she took me and my littlest daughter shopping with her.

OH MY GOODNESS! HEAVEN!

Farm Fresh Produce

  • Peppers of all flavors and all the colors of the rainbow!
  • Celery and Brussels sprout branches and zucchini half the length of my girl.
  • Squashes! So many squashes! Squashes I’ve never heard of before!
  • Garlic and onions, beets, potatoes and eggplant.
  • Apples and cranberries so juicy you need a bib.
  • A pumpkin patch as far as the eye could see!

That’s only a tiny tid bit of what they have there!

I was having the time of my life! And then we saw the goats.

Awww goats!

And donkeys and horses and a wagon ride. I didn’t want to leave!

This is the life I want!!!

We loaded up my friends car; it was packed. I only spent about $70 and I had so much stuff I had to share and my family will eat like royalty all winter. But I am definitely going back before snow… probably this weekend!

I can never have too many veggies and I get stressed if I don’t have at least 3 squashes in the pantry. My fridge and freezer can never be too full and I like to help out with families who can’t afford grocery store prices. I can’t wait to go back!!!

I know now that a huge garden providing me with daily farm fresh produce MUST be part of my life ASAP!

I’m off your go look for farm appropriate property for sale now! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

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Katryna Jolene
Katryna Jolene is a mother of 4 beautiful, intelligent and playful children and she holds down 3 separate paying jobs. She is living proof that having a family to support doesn't have to come at the cost of healthy living and eating!

7 thoughts on “Farm Fresh Produce and New Life Goals

    certifiedpastryaficionado

    (October 17, 2016 - 11:55 pm)

    Yum those veggies look for fresh and hearty!

      Monique Nelson

      (October 18, 2016 - 4:11 pm)

      Don’t they! Ever since hearing about Katryna’s farm adventures I’ve been searching for a similar location around me because I’m so envious!

    Katryna Nelson

    (October 17, 2016 - 6:48 pm)

    Weeeeee! I love chickens! Not to eat, but they make great friends!

    jakeshootspeople

    (October 17, 2016 - 3:57 pm)

    Starting a farm was the best decision of my life. It started with a tiny garden and a dream. Chickens came next (the gateway animal!). Only a year later we had sold our one acre tiny farm and bought a two and a half acre farm. Now we breed meat rabbits (we eat them and barter them for lamb and beef), we also raise chickens, turkeys, ducks, pigs and horses! Also my garden has expanded to 3000 square feet of heaven. It’s the life of my dreams and I think you’re making the best decision for your family and children!!

      Katryna Nelson

      (October 17, 2016 - 6:50 pm)

      I am SO glad to hear of your success! I have started a Greenhouse in my bedroom complemented with worm composting.. those will have suffice for my gateway farm animals. Haha!
      I have a big huge dream and your dream coming true just made mine bigger 🙂
      Thank you!!!
      I wish you so much happiness in you farm!

        jakeshootspeople

        (October 17, 2016 - 7:21 pm)

        Thank you! And good luck. Pinterest and farm blogs help a lot too.

    mashupmom

    (October 17, 2016 - 3:46 pm)

    LOL! You can start small — we have somehow ended up with backyard chickens and beehives over the last couple of years. 😉

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