One Woman-10 acres....Easy Life NO, Only Life YES
by Cathy B
(Walnut Grove MO)
I am blessed
Hi, I'm Cathy! I live on my 10 acres in a very rural part of Missouri. I have a disabled hubby, 2 grown kids and one grandson.
I was raised here and after the death of my parents this small farm became Mine. My parents ashes are on the highest hill here where they can watch all my adventures and I am certain they have many laughs!
My hubby was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease about 2 yrs ago. I continued to work outside the home and try to maintain the farm. It became Too much! I chose to leave the working world and focus on taking care of hubby and the farm. Best decision I ever made!
First we had to take a hard look at finances. We made serious cutbacks and determined what we didn't really Need! We are continually looking for ways to become more self - sufficient. We are now living on approx $1000.00 a month. That includes a house pymt, electric etc. We can do better, it's an ongoing process!
Hubby can't do much after multiple neck and back surgeries so that leaves most of the work to me! I don't mind, it's a labor of love!
I am not afraid of hard work and believe me if I don't know how to do something I Will figure it out! I am strong, determined and the words "I CAN'T" are NOT in my vocabulary!!
I Hope you Enjoy getting to know me and take something away from this that is useful to you. If nothing else let my determination and can- do attitude inspire you to find a way to Enjoy life on a very limited income!
Please join me in this adventure to live life without lots of money and fancy "things"!! I can promise you lots of laughter and possibly a few tears as you see how i make my oasis in this crazy world!!!