Working on our chicken coop/goat hut has been a long and arduous process. Part of this is due to the fact we had the goal of building it almost entirely out recycled, old, and reclaimed items. Oh don't get me wrong, I drool over those fancy pants huts you see on Pinterest, but seeing how much waste we produce in our world, our goal became to A. not add to it and B. show this is a project which can be done, while admitting I wish the tin we found was all matching but next spring a spray can of paint may be taken to it ;) and C. I get messages over and over on the blog how people can't wait to be able to afford to move land... be able to "afford" to be self sufficient. Be encouraged... we are doing this on 2 rented acres!!! We've built this hut for under $100! This includes the straw and screws we purchased! Let me show you how by clicking HERE!

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    Kimber and her husband currently live in beautiful Western Wyoming with four of their seven children, as three have flown the ... the nest. While growing up mainly in the cities of the south eastern United States, she has come to appreciate the simple joys and laughable situations she finds herself in, married to a cowboy and living "rural." 

    They have recently moved from a 200 + acre farm miles outside of a town of 300 people in Montana to a smaller farm on 2 acres outside a town of 1800 in beautiful Wyoming. This move was precipitated by a job change her sweet man was blessed to have come his way! This move has given her more time to pursue her favorite activities of up cycling and re-purposing  furniture! 

    This blog is meant to share the joys, challenges and daily struggles of a large family, and of a woman who bends and molds herself into a self proclaimed "counterfeit country girl." She has found that the series of struggles, fortunate and humorous events have strengthened and expanded her understanding of  parenting, life, relationships, and faith. 

    Kimber has a passion for decorating on a dime (budget), learning the art of homesteading and sharing her adventures in hand crafting, canning, and living simply. As a couple, she and her cowboy have the ultimate goal of purchasing their own land and learning to live as much "off the grid" as is possible in this day and age!

     Her pastimes include creating a beautiful home within a tight budget, navigating the life of her children, singing,  songwriting,  face-booking, creating,  reading, writing, crafting (which occasionally includes dangerous power tools), attending activities with her girl friends, and country swing dancing with her husband. 

    She believes that laughing, kissing, holding hands, relishing the sweetness of children, supporting families, staying positive in the face of whatever life throws your way, and celebrating faith is the way to a healthy and lovely life. Simplicity of life is kind to the soul and does not allow one to get caught up in keeping up with others. It is a deep hope those who read this blog will be blessed and find a little something to brighten up and encourage them on their path.

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