Well, hello there!
I'm Jackie and welcome to The Paleo Mama. I'm so glad you are here and I hope you enjoy this 5 year journal of my heart and journey into being more healthy and having more joy!
My journey into eating traditional, real food started 8 years ago when I was pregnant with my first child and questioned the things I was putting in (and on) my body.
I quickly became an advocate for grassfed beef, pastured chickens and eggs, kombucha, kefir, raw milk, butter, coconut oil, bacon, bone broth, local or home-raised fruits and vegetables, raw honey, and other nourishing foods found in this book. I made small changes each month and, eventually, ended up where I am today.
We live on a 10-acre farm and raise all heritage breeds of livestock, including Irish Dexter Cows, pastured ducks and geese, free-range chickens, Jacobs Sheep, Alpine and Nubian dairy goats, meat rabbits, and our lovable turkeys. We, also, grow a lot of our food and raise our own honeybees and I have a Jersey milk cow who gives us delicious raw milk, lots of cream and butter and even homemade ice cream.
We haven't always been farmers, in fact this all started 4 years ago when we traded in our city-life for homesteading…a decision that has changed our lives and brought us so much joy!
Not only did we ditch our city life, but we also ditched our 9-5 and created the life we love. Our essential oil and blogging businesses are our main “jobs” but when you do what you love, you don't work a day in your life!
I'm, also, currently in herbal medicine school at the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine and learning all about permaculture, healthy soil and organic gardening, growing edible landscapes and medicinal herbs and using herbs as medicine.
This place is “judge-free“! Not everyone can own their own cow or 10-acres of land. That's ok! Do what you can to make this earth a better place, and if that includes growing some herbs in your kitchen, then you are doing better than most people!
Now kick off your shoes, grab a coffee (throw some butter in if you want)…I keep it real here. I'm not perfect and I don't pretend to be.
But, I do offer simple and, sometimes, delicious (don't eat the magnesium butter) alternatives that will make your body happy and your tummy satisfied!
I hope you stay awhile and enjoy this journal of mine…
-Jackie “The Paleo Mama”
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