Hi there and welcome to the Grow Where You Sow homestead blog! My name’s Chelsea and I am thrilled you’ve found your way to my blog for whatever reason.
I’ve been writing on Grow Where You Sow, formerly The Green Acre Homestead, for almost 4 years. Readers come here to learn how to incorporate homesteading skills in their modern world in order to thrive on their homestead while working towards a more latter-day lifestyle.
Grow Where You Sow is all about helping you to achieve a fulfilled, successful life while homesteading. From gardening tips to homesteading for beginners, I’m here to provide the best support you can find.
My intentions are to provide insight, actionable advice, quality information and a little hope for folks wanting to thrive in the homesteading lifestyle.
My goal is to create a safe, honest space to discuss our experiences as we learn together.
A little bit more about my homesteading experience…
In 2016, my then partner and I bought a little homestead in Homosassa, Florida. We embarked on a 5 year long enlightening, sometimes terrifying journey.
Needless to say, my hands and heart were full and my cup runneth over. I was thankful for the opportunity to have my own little slice of heaven to share. I learned a great deal, both about the Earth beneath our feet, how to appreciate it and about myself, who I was, am and will be and how to appreciate her [me]. There were moments of heartbreak and moments of joyous celebration knowing we were working towards a goal that promoted sustainability and simple living.
Fast forward to now .
In February 2021, my partner and I decided to conclude our union and I found myself wondering if I genuinely chose the homesteading lifestyle for myself or not.
After visiting a friend’s farm in July 2021 called The 144, I realized it was the only lifestyle for me. I packed up my stuff, organized it in a 5’x5′ storage unit and hit the road for Eastern Kentucky.
Currently, I’m living with a family of 10 on 144 acres, hence the name The 144. In fact, the fella, William Parsons, who helped us butcher a pig on our little homestead is whose farm I’m now living on! The folks at The 144 practice subsistence agriculture and were always the inspiration for the little Florida Homestead.
Actively farming approximately 50 acres, we have cows, pigs, sheep, goats, equines, chickens, a few livestock dogs and beautiful border collies. We hang dry all our laundry, bake our own bread, mix our own mayonnaise, make our own cheese and butter, pickle our own pickles, brew our own ginger ale and so much more.
The Parsons family has welcomed me to their farm with open arms. I’m proud to be an active, contributing individual on this farm working towards our mutual goal of land preservation and self-sustainability. It’s also wonderful to experience seasons again, coming from Florida.
Bonus: I’m even building a tiny house! I’ll document as I go.
As the days move forward, I hope you stick around to digest
my our mistakes, rejoice with me in our victories and allow me to help you learn to thrive on your homestead.
If you’d like to contact me directly, feel free to email me at Chelsea(at)growwhereyousow.com