Welcome here! So glad you stopped by! I’m Autumn, the brains (and sometimes lack of) behind Hope for Better Living. I love this blog of mine, because it allows me to share my life’s happenings with you.
In this particular moment, I’m going to tell you bit more about myself. Let’s do this, shall we?
Key Parts of Who I Am
First and foremost, I’m a child of God. I’m one who wrestles with Him, with this broken world I live in. My desire is to be courageous, to step into the battlefield without shirking my duty. I want to live well, according to God’s definition.
Then there’s a real good man who calls me his wife and friend. I can’t imagine doing life without him.
I’m a homemaker who finds great delight in creating a simple and welcoming environment for us to live in.
Some might call me a minimalist. But I don’t think I go that far with it.
Due to an ongoing battle with Lyme disease, I’ve become very attentive to food. And if I’m perfectly honest, most of my life revolves around it. I’m always busy cooking, baking and preserving all kinds of delicious food to nourish our bodies.
I’m a farm girl at heart. While I enjoy gardening and raising produce, barnyard animals were my first love in life. Today, we raise creatures for both eggs and meat.
We also harvest food we don’t raise. Gleaning, hunting, fishing and foraging are part of life as well. We butcher our own meat every year, whether poultry, small livestock or the wild game we hunt. My fingers have scars to prove it!
Pursuing Our Dream
Our dream over the past several years has been to move out into the country where we could more sustainably raise our own food. Just recently, we were able to fulfill that dream! We are currently in the business of developing our mountain farmstead. Starting with a house!
My return to a traditional lifestyle was trigger by the positive changes real food had on my health. One step led to another. And here we are today.
I hope you find loads of inspiration here at Better Living! Feel free to say hi or ask me questions. You can get ahold of me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, you can find me on any of my social media accounts.