As you may have guessed, my name is Rachel Kay. You can just call me “Rachel.” Most people do. Some people call me “Rach.” Some call me “hey, you.” I’ll answer to almost anything.
A couple of things you should know:
I’ve been a writer almost as long as I’ve been a person. The first time I remember writing a story was in elementary school. It featured the boy I was crushing on at the time and the Olsen twins– they were big back in those days. I was mocked by my classmates who read it, because of the whole crush thing. C’est la vie.
This blog began way back in ye olden days in approximately the year of our lord two-thousand and eight or maybe nine. I homesteaded and wrote about homesteading for over a decade, but in 2019, my life changed, my finances changed, and my heart changed. I still have a few homesteady hobbies and many homesteady values, but I’m down to about four goats and a cow, and I can’t consider myself a homesteader any longer.
Homesteading is a lifestyle that can be so enriching, but when your heart is no longer in it, it can also be incredibly draining. I’d done it for eleven years; I needed a break.
What you’ll find here:
So what the heck am I blogging about now, you ask?
Frankly, whatever the heck I feel like, darlin’.
As I said, I’m a writer. And we writers, well, we can only go so long without writing. Now, this blog is not the only thing I write, mind you. I also regularly work on long works of fiction and occasionally shorter fiction stories or essays. But those aren’t going to be shared here. Here is for when my brain says, “Hey, you! You have some thoughts! Write them, please!” And I want to share said thoughts, and they don’t belong in a book or an essay or a poem or a journal entry or sloppily jotted down on a napkin or in an overly-long text to my love, Brick.
But wait, that wasn’t the question. Oops.
What you will find here will probably include the following: A bit of travel and the outdoors. A few personal thoughts or feelings when I’m brave enough to be vulnerable to a bunch of strangers on the internet. A recipe here or there, ’cause you know, food. Book reviews perhaps? I love to read. An occasional cute picture of my Basset Hound or my cow, Elsie. Anything I find interesting or worth sharing or commenting on. Maybe a few posts on living conscientiously in a way that honors ourselves, others, and the environment.
And yes, there will probably still be some homesteady-type posts along the way. You can take the girl off the homestead, but you can’t take the homestead out of the girl. Or something like that.
So hi. I’m Rachel. I like reading and writing and cooking and eating and cows and Basset Hounds and camping and hiking and air conditioning and road trips and not using plastic when I can help it and freedom and the earth and God and life.