Hi, I’m Laura!
Thanks for stopping by! I live on a farm in rural New Zealand with my husband Josh, our 3 kids Sadie, Macey & Finlay, our black labrador Sage, pigs (on occasion) and too many chickens to count. We have a big veggie garden and we are trying our best to become just a little bit more self-sufficient, one thing at a time.
I grew up on a farm and even though I moved into town to go to university I always knew I would end up back in the country. After all, you can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl!
I am happiest when I'm cooking a meal from scratch in the kitchen or up to my elbows in dirt in the garden. I love the idea of knowing where my food has come from and raising our kids so that they knows the same.
This is Josh.
He is my favourite person in the whole world and I am lucky enough to call him my husband! We met when we were both living in the city, travelled overseas together and lived in London for a year before coming home and settling in a small farming community where Josh’s family lives. It is awesome!
He is the greatest person I know, builds epic chicken coops and even does the laundry. I totally hit the husband jackpot.
We got married in February 2016 - it was an amazing day and you can read all about it here!
Sadie, Macey & Finn
In May 2017 we welcomed our first daughter Sadie into our family, followed by Macey in August 2019 and then a baby boy Finlay in October 2021! They are the sweetest little kids and it is so much fun having them around. Having kids has reinforced how important it is to me to live a healthy life as I want to set a great example for them. The girls both already love being outdoors, helping in the garden and adore all animals which makes me so happy!