Hello All, I'm Katie Sue!
Wife, Mom, Sister, Aunt, Daughter, Aspiring Gardener, Hobby Farmer, Animal Lover and Outdoor Enthusiast. These are just a few of the many parts that make up who I am and the roles I play in my country life.
FIRST A LITTLE ABOUT ME… I grew up on a hobby farm in a 150 year old farmhouse. Participated in the local 4-H program and over the years I have had the opportunity to learn from and raise a variety of farm animals. It was because of my love for animals and the outdoors that I couldn’t have imagined living any other way.
Building my own Country Life began in 2013 when my husband and I bought our 150-year-old farm. Every year we have different ideas, gain additions and have new experiences (good and bad). With each idea, experience or addition comes a learning opportunity where finding useful information is important.
I have learned that the search for the right information can be painfully overwhelming and time consuming. From my research experience, Katie Sue’s Country Life was built to help others with their search. The information and inspiration found on Katie Sue’s Country Life is from asking questions, hours of researching and my own sometimes painful personal experience.
What does your dream country life look like?
Being self-sufficient, living outside city limits, wanting that farmhouse feel? Do you want to homestead, garden, or hobby farm? Whatever your goals, ideas or dreams might be Katie Sue’s Country Life has something to help you find the information and inspiration needed to build your country life.
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When searching for goats to bring home, you may notice that you can choose from a doe, buck or a
You have decided you are ready to add a meat animal that will provide you with quality homegrown meat. Which
After months of learning and preparing, your baby goats have finally arrived!Now What?There are things that you need to do
HAY! What is it? Anyone that has grazing animals on their farm knows how important hay is. A Hay Bale
A Broody Hen is nature’s best egg incubator, she will sit for days waiting for her eggs to hatch (or
A few years ago, I found myself using more and more fresh herbs in the kitchen . When buying these
Are You Ready for Baby Goat Season? On our farm springtime means it's kidding season (baby goat season) and time
Growing up I always had large breed goats (Alpine, Lamanchas, Saanens etc.) on the family farm. I had a lot
These Bacon Wrapped Venison Jalapenos are an easy appetizer or main course that are great for anytime of year. If
Winter in Northern Michigan can be hard to endure when there seem to be so many things that must be
The idea of country living or the dream of owning a farm wouldn’t be the same without the stereotypical old
When you decide to build a country life, their will be others that don’t really get it. They will ask
Living in an Old Farmhouse Living in a 150-year-old farmhouse with 3 dogs, 2 kids and husband, I have found
Traditionally a vegetable garden is pictured as a large plot where vegetables are planted in neat single rows. This traditional
Transplants Depending on what zone you live in there may be some vegetables that need to be transplanted to your
If some form of country living is what you are looking for, the best place to start is with a
Planning your garden and writing things out on paper helps make planting your garden much easier. My garden planning for
Harvest Time! You have planned, worked hard and patiently waited all summer, harvest time is finally here. If you plan
Happy Fall! In Northern Michigan this means the leaves have started changing, you pick orchards and pumpkin patches are opening
Dreaming of a Country Life! When thinking of building your country life it's easy to see the finished picture. You
Picture farm fresh eggs, cute hens pecking the yard while a beautiful rooster stands guard. The reality ends up with
Happy Spring!Its that time of year, when everyone is greeted by the Cheep! Cheep! of those fuzzy irresistible baby chicks
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