We moved to Nyankunde just over two weeks ago, to begin our new life here. We have our home that we are already working on turning into our dream homestead complete with a garden, orchard, animals and rugrats. We moved here because we are missionaries and my husband is a bush pilot with the skills necessary to provide the much-needed service of aviation to the Congolese.
While he is out flying, I’m going to be running our household here; this African Homestead. I’m a stay at home mom who loves animals, gardening, cooking and canning and pretty much everything else that comes with the homesteading lifestyle. I live this way because it brings me life.
Homesteading is a lot of work and it presents it’s unique challenges everyday. Here in Congo the challenges will be even more unique as we try to blend cultures, languages, and ways of doing things.
I was raised in North Idaho and am no stranger to raising animals, canning and the ways of this life. But you take her and drop her in the middle of tropical Africa and there will be a lot of new things to experience. I look forward to taking you along for the ride of everyday life here, projects, and hardships as they come.