Lacy and her husband Dustin live in Southwest Missouri raising three (soon to be four) free range kids on 45 acres.They focus on pork, chicken, and eggs for local customers as well as growing the bulk of their own veggies and dairy.
It is equally important to them to cultivate their local community and they provide an event space, overnight getaways, and community gatherings to help bring their people together.
And its not easy. All the last minute shifts to make it work. The physical toll it takes on your body. The brain space that is continually occupied until the task is complete. The mental fortitude to not give up. The grit it takes to bare down and keep going. This is hard stuff mama.All the while caring for your little humans and shaping them to be well rounded capable adults. It would be much easier to let someone else do that part so I could focus on the task at hand until satisfactory completion. Especially in those first few early years of complete independence.But that’s not the gig I signed up for. And neither did you. And its tough. Yet, if you maintain perspective, it is so beautiful. Because NO ONE can do it quite like you.And that’s the beauty in it really. Because if beauty was easy, it would lose a bit of its alure don’t you think?Being a homestead mama is so nuanced, empowering, life giving, purposeful, and yet exhausting.
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