Welcome to Country Life Experiment!
Whether you are here for the homegrown, homemade food; the tips on living simply; the occasional creative project; or just because you’re a country person at heart (or even if you just wish you were); then this is the place for you!
I’ve been writing this blog since 2011. What began as an online diary to document my experiences as we began a tree change, has evolved into a place where I share the good and bad of country life (though it is mostly good!). I’m here to help you to enjoy simple country living where ever you are. You can see some of the most read posts here, and join the conversation on country living on Facebook or Instagram.
I’m Jo. Lover of good food and cooking, my camera, Summer nights and Saturday sleep-ins, our three children, and my husband, the Country Boy. Not in that order.
Several years ago we picked up our family and moved them from the suburbs of Sydney (Australia) to the family farm where my husband grew up. Moving here was a chance to try a simpler life. We wanted space for the kids, a large vegetable garden, homegrown food, and time spent together as a family without the distractions of city life.
The farm has been in Country Boy’s family for generations, and he now runs it with his father. Country Boy had always wanted to move back here, but never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would be a farmer’s wife. The learning curve has been steep, but surprisingly, country living is slowly growing on me.
I began blogging as a way to chronicle our new life and share my experiences with family and friends. These days I write about our simple country life. I share recipes, garden tips, small creative projects and family stories from our farm. I talk about simple living and the ups and downs of life on the land.
So this is me. Jo. I believe in Jesus; family and friends; good, honest, homemade, homegrown food; a clean and organised home (well I can dream); bonfires in winter and fruit picking in summer; kindness always; and importantly, I believe that this farm is where I am meant to be.
I also believe in good manners. While I welcome constructive criticism, comments that are rude or derogatory will be deleted.