Hello, lovely! I’m Alisha, the lady behind Folk & Co. I’m a homesteader, oil guide, and wellness wildflower. This is where I teach you how to use your essential oils, where to buy them, and why you should have them. Plus, you’ll find posts about wild plants, herbs, and general homesteading.
Homesteading is about living a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. It’s about living better where you are. It doesn’t mean we have to, or even want to live without the Internet, power, or running water. It’s about finding what will make our lives simple, sustainable, and happy.
We started building our homestead in 2016, and that meant an overwatered garden and 16 chickens that are now down to 10. Four of our “ladies” turned out to be roosters and long story short, they went the way of all the earth. Yes, they’re dead.
I grew up in Provo, Utah and though my great uncles are carrot and potato farmers, I didn’t have any real contact with what farmers actually do or farm life in general. When I finally decided to go to college I also decided that when I grew up I wanted to have a farm, a cow named bluebell, and grow all the things.
Here I am in real life now: I don’t have a cow, and I’m not sure I still want one. But I do have 18 chicks in the garage right now, 9 laying hens, and one rooster who is pretty sweet most of the time. I still suck at gardening for the most part, but I’m pretty okay at foraging, growing wildflowers and perennial foods like fruit trees and berries.
You won’t see a ton of my family on the blog, though I do have one 😉 If you follow me on Instagram you might see a bit of them there 🙂 My husband and I have been married for six years and we have two little boys.
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