Hi there! I’m Jen, and welcome to Progressive Homestead. I’m a wife to my husband and best friend, Tim, mother of 8 home grown & free-range children, farmer, entrepreneur, essential oils fanatic, book junkie, have an old-fashioned soul, and a passion for nature.
We live on a 37 acre farm and raise pastured goats, chickens, ducks, and a variety of produce in our organic gardens. We chose a farming lifestyle for our family as we know this helps us to be more self-reliant, provides fresh and healthy food for our family, creates strong family bonds through family work, and teaches our own children to do the same.
I homeschool my kids and love the freedom we have in doing so. Being in and learning from nature encompasses a huge part of our homeschool environment.
In my free time, you can find me either outside enjoying our farm animals, teaching an essential oil class (online and in person), reading books, or enjoying a nature walk/run, or bike ride.
So welcome to our homestead! Nothing could please me more than for you to join me in this adventure as we continue to learn and grow. This is my personal blog and reflects my own personal opinions. I welcome your questions, encouragement, thoughts, ideas, and stories.