This Organic Life started with a dream, some espresso, and lots of hope! I’m Rachel, and I will be guiding you through this journey of my own immersion into homesteading, hand-making, and healthy living.
I am honored & humbled that you’ve joined me in my own pursuit of a happier, more balanced life through health of mind, body, & spirit.
I am passionate about many things – healthy living through holistic eating, yoga, and other exercise, sustainable practices that lend to a healthier earth, photography, spirituality and faith, making jewelry, creating things from scratch (aka DIY projects), and always striving to live more simply, get back to basics, and focus on what is truly important in life – relationships and learning.
I’ve cultivated this blog of creating, experimenting, and sharing so that all these passions o’ mine can reside in one lovely place, accessible to many, where I am accountable to all.
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My goal is to share how accessible – and FUN (and difficult, and inexpensive, and empowering, and… a lot of things) – it is to tread more lightly on the earth and live a more simple lifestyle. I do this with my husband Jon on our urban homestead by creating more things from scratch and doing things as nature intends – through growing our own food, preserving it, cooking up this food, making eco-friendly jewelry, and other ways we cultivate entertainment away from screens and lights.
This blog will share our journey through growing veggies in our backyard (and indoors), composting, preserving our bounty, cooking even when we are tired, and trying new and adventurous ways to save money, energy, and our sanity as well . . . all on our urban homestead in St. Paul.
This isn’t just about “saving the planet,” though in a broader, less commercialized sense, that is part of it. This is about getting back to our roots, discovering the creative within each of us that is just waiting to be developed, learning to do more with less, building community both locally and globally, and using our gifts and talents to awaken in others that often unheard, unfulfilled desire to slow down, get in touch with, and fully experience life.