Welcome to Naturally Independent
We are a young, working class family with roots in a small town in the Southeast. As kids, we couldn’t wait to grow up and move away to the city so not long after high school, we did. We started a family and started jobs but quickly found out how difficult it was to get anywhere. Our jobs were low paying, our bills were high, and higher education was expensive and time consuming. We felt we never had time to relax and that we were just one disaster away from the end of our lives as we knew them.
Often we fantasized about a simpler life. If only we could grow our own food, make what we need from scratch, live off the land-then things would be simple. We’d be happier, healthier, but that was just a pipe-dream, right?
Wrong! When our second child was born we knew it was time for a change. We used our taxes to help get ahold of a small plot of land outside the city. We’re clearing the land off for a home site. In the mean time, we will be practicing our homesteading skills.
Some of the things we have been doing for a while such as gardening and cooking from scratch. Other things will be completely new to us such as clearing the land and preparing a home site. All of it will be an adventure and you’re welcome to join us! Remember, if we can do it, so can you!