This unique way of living emphasizes traditional values, nostalgia, and a close connection to nature. There is so much joy and satisfaction that comes from growing your own fruits and veggies, gathering free-range eggs, and enjoying outdoor activities in the comfort of your own backyard!

If you're interested in this rewarding way of living, then come explore the wonders of homesteading with us - let our homestead serve as an inspiration for creating your own slice of paradise!


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We are Jen and David – two combat veterans and first-generation modern homesteaders. Our lifestyle may be a bit unconventional compared to some homesteaders as we do not raise livestock for meat or dairy, nor do we live off grid.

However, we believe homesteading is a personal journey of discovery and finding what works for you and your family. It has given us purpose and fills us with joy as we continue to put in hard work and dedication into our dream. Our blood, sweat, and tears have gone into our little passion project, and now we'd like to share it with you.

We hope our journey inspires you to bring the heart of homesteading into your home.

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Here at Baghdad to Barnyard, we focus on enjoying a more natural way of life, growing food, caring for animals, and gaining skills to make something beautiful out of not-so-great beginnings. As someone who is both a recovering addict and a trauma survivor, I understand the struggles that many people face, which is why I'm willing to share my story and be open about some of the hard topics that come with recovery and healing.

We want you to enjoy the rejuvenating benefits of homesteading. So, if you long to live a slower and more meaningful lifestyle, join us as we pursue the healing power of homesteading!

You don't have to get dressed up or put on a façade – all that matters is that you come with an open heart and an eagerness to learn about the many ways homesteading can bring contentment, joy, and healing. Together we can work towards making impossible dreams possible!

Hello friends, I'm Jen and I am a woman of many hats: wife, veteran, animal rescuer, homesteader, blogger, mental health advocate and aspiring DIY-er.

Wifey x 17 years &
Farm Mama to
50ish  fur babies...



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