Homestead Update: Big Changes!

I have been praying for a long time about what I’m about to share, and it finally seems the time to move forward with it.

We’re moving!!! The blog, that is.

It is with mixed emotions I announce that I am stepping away from both Etsy, and WordPress as platforms.

I have hosted 1-2 blogs on WP for the last…idk, 12 years? Over a decade anyway. And the longer I’ve used the platform, the more both my needs and my views have changed. From racey ads popping up on my explicitly Christian posts, to WP censorship of various ideas/voices via magnifying and promoting those that are more in line with liberal politics and world-focused, dare I say, even anti-Christian ideology, it’s been pressed upon my heart that I don’t want or need to financially support a platform that doesn’t support me as a “content creator,” and walks in contradiction to my deeply held convictions and beliefs.

A couple things… I’ve grown a lot as a human being and a Christian since I first endeavored to upkeep a blog. And it’s been a wonderful opportunity to build an audience– that y’all even care to read what I have to write astounds and humbles me daily– and to grow my writing voice as a Christian wife, mother, and homesteader. I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to share in this community of like-minded folks, and even some not-so-like-minded folks, as it’s served to broaden my worldview and grant greater understanding of both my own beliefs, as well as those of others.

But as it becomes more and more clear that the big tech companies serve liberal ideology, and the almighty dollar, and not Yahweh, it seems more and more contradictory for me to continue utilizing them to host my content, when there are other options available. It’s not surprising to me, and it’s been a long time coming. It’s merely a matter of being able to find a platform (that I can afford and understand how to run) in order to focus in on what we’re really passionate about: Glorifying the Lord, and doing so through our homesteading lifestyle.

So moving forward, there will be some changes coming to this site as well as the development of our new website and online store via goatzz platform. I’m still learning how to utilize all of the various features, and having a few different issues in backing up the current WHL blog (something that isn’t possible without a business upgrade) and forwarding all future views to the new page. So bear with us as we strive to move forward, shifting our presence from WP and Etsy and utilizing a more (at least for now) neutral platform for our farm and blog.

I will update everyone as the new site goes live, and hopefully I’ll figure out how to forward site traffic to the new site. But it’s a lot of work, on top of the other more important things I have going on, like… raising my children in the fear and admonition of the Lord, caring for my land and animals, and being the very best wife I can possibly be to my husband. So it’s going to be a slower process than I want, but I’m committed to it. And I pray that God continues to bless and support our ministry of reaching out and sharing our experiences, good, bad, and ugly of all that we do on the homestead. It’s all to God’s glory!

Thank you for your continued interest and support! More news to come!

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