A Visit With Barb At Glaistig Homestead
Welcome to my very first blog series, Interview With A Homesteader. The homesteading world is a whole lot bigger than most people can imagine. There are a lot of cool people seeking to connect with the elements and become self-sustaining just like our ancestors were. I'll be highlighting some of these remarkable folk over the next year.
LENORA: Welcome Barb! Thank you so much for being our first guest at The Lenora Aura. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and what led you down the homesteading path.
Homesteading wasn’t a decision we made, but a destiny that we are living."
I went to the library and came home with as many books as I could find on gardening, animals and farming. Simultaneously while I was starting to learn more about homesteading, I was also researching my ancestry. I know those two things normally don’t go hand in hand, but the more I learned about mine and my husband’s ancestors, it all made sense. We both come from a family of farmers. Our families were Irish, Scottish and European immigrants that settled in the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains. They farmed the land, raised animals and helped shape a young America. Homesteading wasn’t a decision we made, but a destiny that we are living.