Hi, and welcome to A Little Country Living. My name is Callie and I am a country girl at heart. I don’t mean country music country; I mean cattle ranch born and bred, animal lovin’, garden growin’, chicken wranglin’, cooking from scratch, wide open spaces kind of country. I was born and raised in the heart of the prairie in South Dakota and will forever think of it as my home. My husband and I lived in the beautiful Pacific Northwest for over 11 years where I found myself constantly reaching back to my roots for inspiration to live a modern city dwelling lifestyle a more “old-school” or traditional way. We were blessed with the ability to move back to our home state of South Dakota in 2014 to a small acreage in the country, so we can live near some of our much loved family members. My days are spent as a stay at home wife and homeschooling momma to my hardworking honey and our three rambunctious children, an eight year old boy and identical twin six year old girls.
I am a “real” food lover with a passion for incorporating simple healthy living into my home, life, and family. This blog documents my journey as I learn more about traditional health, food, and a non toxic lifestyle. Plus it allows me share with you all that I have learned with a little bit of my quirky pizazz thrown in for fun. I love to spend my time gardening, cooking, reading, and teaching my kids the finer things in life. I hope you enjoy your time doing a little country living with me. Come back often and bring your friends!
Let’s talk Resolutions! I personally think it is important to reflect on one’s life and set goals and intentions for making improvements; always in a gentle and kind way, of course. No need for shaming and negative self-talk here. The … Continue reading
My six year old daughter woke me up at 2 a.m. with growing pains in her legs. I rubbed some oils onto her pains and she quickly fell back to sleep. Yet, here I sit three hours later, still mulling … Continue reading
Hey there! Summer is in full swing here on The Homestead. We had a lovely little thunderstorm roll through this morning. It was just enough to wet things down, which is really nice this time of year. We planted some … Continue reading
Have you missed me lately? I have missed you. For your enjoyment, I offer you this picture of a beautiful sunrise over our lilac bushes during a Spring morning thunder shower! It might be more stunning with photo shop or … Continue reading
I am working hard at getting up some info on what we do daily. Stay tuned…
Fifteen years ago I met the prettiest brown haired girl. She happened to have same name as me, though spelled slightly different. We spent only a few times together and I knew that she was special. It wasn’t long and … Continue reading
Like most people these days, I am a member of several online groups and social media pages. I enjoy interacting with strangers and friends in a way that allows me to share my experiences while also gleaning tidbits of usefulness … Continue reading
This post about how to make fire cider, has been on my mind for quite some time now and I just haven’t taken the time to get it up here to share with you all. Thankfully, a good friend has … Continue reading