Hello All, I'm Katie Sue!
Wife, Mom, Gardener, Hobby Farmer, Animal Lover, Outdoor Enthusiast, Photographer and Content Creator. 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. Katie Sue’s Country Life was created to help others learn how to build their dream country life without the overwhelm. The information and inspiration found on Katie Sue’s Country Life is from years of personal experience, asking questions and hours of researching.
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 you need to build your country life.
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Many believe that the gardening season begins in the spring when the first seeds are planted, the truth is it
I have a strong, funny relationship with rhubarb, my story and relationship with this plant go way back to the
Are you tired of buying hatchlings year after year? Do you want to hatch your own eggs? Learn how to
With vanilla prices on the rise, more and more people are finding ways to make their own vanilla extract. I
Everyone has heard of vanilla, usually when it is called for in a baking recipe. What is vanilla exactly, where
A vegetable garden is just a vegetable garden, right? For some that may be true, but others that are digging
You have made it past the fuzzy duckling stage or added some adult ducks to your homestead. Now you need
Chickens are the main go-to homesteading bird that everyone likes to talk about, but there are many different poultry choices
HAY! What is it? Anyone that has grazing animals on their farm knows how important hay is. A Hay Bale
A few years ago, I found myself using more and more fresh herbs in the kitchen . When buying these
Picture farm fresh eggs, cute hens pecking the yard while a beautiful rooster stands guard. The reality ends up with
Spring is the time of year when you are greeted by the Cheep! Cheep! of those fuzzy irresistible baby chicks
When you decide to build a country life, their will be others that don’t really get it. They will ask
Growing up I always had large breed goats (Alpine, Lamanchas, Saanens etc.) on the family farm. I had never heard
Are You Ready for Baby Goat Season? On our farm springtime means it's kidding season (baby goat season) and time
A Broody Hen is nature’s best egg incubator, she will sit for days waiting for her eggs to hatch (or
Your baby goats have finally arrived! Now What? There are things that will need to be done after your baby
You have decided you are ready to add a meat animal that will provide you with quality homegrown meat. Which
When searching for goats to bring home, you may notice that you can choose from a doe, buck or a
It's Harvest Time! You started planning in December, worked hard and patiently waited all summer, now its time for your
Living in an Old Farmhouse Living in a 150-year-old farmhouse with 3 dogs, 2 kids and a husband, I have
The idea of country living or the dream of owning a farm wouldn’t be the same without the stereotypical old
A Country Winter can be hard to endure when there are so many things that must be put on hold.
These Bacon Wrapped Venison Jalapenos are an easy appetizer or main course that are great anytime of year. If you
Dreaming of Building a Country Life? When thinking of building your country life it's easy to see the finished picture.
Happy Fall! In Northern Michigan this means the leaves have started changing, you pick orchards and pumpkin patches are opening
If some form of country living is what you are looking for, the place to start is a garden. I
Transplants Depending on what zone you live in there may be some vegetables that you will need to be transplant
Traditionally a vegetable garden is a large plot where vegetables are planted in neat single rows. This traditional way of
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