I am a wife, a mother, an artist, a writer, a soap maker, a forager and so many other things. I love Victorian gardens, haunted houses, animals, horror stories, and spring flowers.
For those who need more specific information – I am gracing just the underside of 40 with a teenage boy who happens to have Autism. I have a city boy husband who I am slowly converting to the ways of the country. We currently live in a small town apartment with a fluffy black cat and a bin of worms. We garden indoors and out, spend our weekends cooking, foraging and spending time with family. I love knowledge and experimenting so there will be plenty of topics to explore.
I work full-time for Washington State University (in IT). I write with the hopes of being a published author. I have completed several fictitious works and a non-fiction based on what I have learned from my company Sara’s Soaks. Sara’s Soaks has had some rough stops and starts but it’s now an Etsy company. The idea behind Sara’s Soaks is that an amazing, pampering product can be all-natural and affordable.
I read a fair amount of blogs. One that got me thinking talked about having the freedom to be who we wanted to be. The author shared a list of things that those who want to homestead want – I was right there with her until the last line which said we desire to homeschool. Hmm – I want to homestead but I have no interest in homeschooling my son. In fact, the only reason my son would be interested is because he doesn’t like getting up in the morning. He loves school otherwise so why would I take that away from him. It made me start thinking about how I am different from others who blog about homesteading topics.
I’m a country girl at heart but I live in an apartment. If I could, I’d live like the Addams family. I love the idea of a big spooky house filled with gothic decorations. I would wear long flowing dresses and all sorts of hippy like clothing. I don’t think I’m a hippy but it’s what I like to wear. I’d love to drive a horse and buggy but there is no way I am giving up my computer. I’m not a Christian but I like to read the bible. I feel so outside of the box but I realized I might not be the only one. So, with the help of a wonderful friend, I started this site.
World’s End has a lot of meaning for me – first it makes me think of Pirates of the Caribbean. I can’t help it but I love that movie. I love Johnny Depp but more so I love that world they live in. I love the dark fantasy and the humor.
I figure World’s End would be a great name for a farm but the reason I thought of that name is because of two things – I write horror/fantasy and Zombie Apocalypse was just not fitting into any of my website titles. The other is because I am terrified that the world is going to end. I don’t know how and I don’t think it’s going to be a big apocalypse but I feel that things are going downhill and I want to stay above water. It’s my biggest motivator for learning to forage. I want to be able to provide for my family regardless of what happens. I want chickens so I know we’ll have meat and eggs. I want to learn to hunt and clean animals because I don’t want us to starve. I get a little weird because I see the economy getting tougher and I’m scared. If I can provide food and shelter then the rest will be okay.
Adding to that – I want peace. I want sanctuary. I want to provide sanctuary. I want to share my knowledge to help other’s survive these scary times. Someday I want my farm to be a place where people can come to relax, to have a spa experience in the middle of a farm. I want fairy rings and castle walls to welcome people into a fantasy world where bathtubs over look flowers and water. Where organic is comforting and not weird (or yucky). I want others to know the world I want to live in and that is what this site is all about.