Where to start?
While I never thought I would grow up and living on a ranch when I was younger, here I am! Surrounded by cows, chickens, horses, dogs, cats, two kids and one amazing husband!
After marring my husband and living in his home village in Mexico we decided to move back to the states and continue the family tradition of ranching. While I continue to pester my kids with Opera, books to read and the fact that they have to learn life skills so they can move out of my house someday, my husband teaches them all about cattle management, horseback riding, using power tools and speaking Spanish (something I am terrible at even after living in Mexico for 7 years). So between the two of us our kids get a good mix of classical and western upbringing. Which means it will be really interesting to see what happens when they go to college.
Our money journey
For the first half of our married life my husband and I managed to wrack up 50,000 in debt. Student loans, credit cars, car payments, you name it we did it. Until we decided that it was killing our marriage and any chance we had at getting ahead of life. That is when we committed to becoming debt free.
Once we made the commitment we had to buckle down and get to work on paying it off. And once we did we have worked hard to keep it that way. Now I am passing along those tip and hopefully motivate you to find financial happiness as well.
So why a blog?
I get asked a lot what it is like to live on a ranch. And how we manage to stay debt free. So I thought a blog would help people get those answers. Thanks for visiting!