Living a Simple Life with a Back Porch View

Introduction to a Simple Life with a Back Porch View

April 30, 2022 Julie @ The Farm Wife Season 1 Episode 1
Living a Simple Life with a Back Porch View
Introduction to a Simple Life with a Back Porch View
Show Notes Transcript

Living a Simple Life with a Back Porch View is all about learning how to slow down and enjoy life. 

It begins with learning more about what a Simple lifestyle is. From there, learn how to create your own definition and deal with the obstacles in life. You will discover how to adapt your current lifestyle. 

You will also learn more about all the aspects of living a Simple Life – from homemaking, gardening, canning, cooking, gaining control of your finances, crafts, spending more time with family and fun things to enjoy along the way.

Living a Simple Life can help you to become the person you were meant to be and have the life you always dreamed of living. 

And while you are listening, just pull up a rocker, grab a glass of lemonade, and get comfortable. It’s time to 

Relax and Enjoy!

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Welcome to Living a Simple Life with a Back Porch View. Thanks for stopping by! Grab a glass of Lemonade, pull up a rocker and join me for conversations about living the Simple Life. Go ahead. Get comfortable and settle in for a good visit. It’s time to relax and enjoy!

Episode 1: Podcast Introduction

Hi. I’m Julie, also known as the Farm Wife. I am all about Living a Simple Life, and from my perspective, sitting on a porch, on the back stoop, or in a swing in the yard is one of the simplest things you can do. Life happens on the porch – whether that porch is real or virtual, like this one.

Either way, if you are listening in, you can sit down in a swing in your yard, a lawn chair underneath a tree, behind the wheel of the car or just curl up in your favorite comfy chair in the house – and still enjoy the conversation. All you have to do is settle in for a good visit, no matter where you are.

And there is nothing better than sitting on a porch, a glass of lemonade or iced tea in hand, and just relaxing. Whether on a swing, a rocker, or a lawn chair, life just seems to slow down. Worries seem to loosen and begin to grow wings, eventually taking flight. 

A sense of calm wraps around you like Grandma’s old worn-out quilt – comfortable and familiar. Before you know it, you are able to contemplate life, and those old forgotten dreams begin to emerge like fireflies on a summer evening – just one or two at first, and then a whole swarm of them. 

Conversations are carried on while sitting on the Porch. Dreams are created or revisited. Laughter bubbles up like soft sweet music. Faith is strengthened. And life lessons are taught with a wisdom that can only come from an experience that is steeped in hard work, faith, and a seat-of-the-pants life.

A Porch is a place where you can rock away your cares and worries and join in on the latest conversation.  To get you started, we will first talk about what a Simple Life is, help you do some dreaming about what you would like yours to be, and how to get you started on your journey. 

From there, we will talk about all things relevant to living a Simple Life –like homemaking, gardening, and canning and preserving the harvest.  We may be discussing crafts, like knitting, crocheting, or maybe one of the ‘old time’ crafts, such as weaving, spinning, and even nalbinding – which is an ancestor of knitting and crochet. 

In some episodes we may talk about the art of baking bread and cooking from scratch or tending to the home.  And we may just be rocking away and talking about life lessons, recipes, and faith. 

We live on a 60-acre small farm, and around here, there is always something to learn. It may be tips and tricks that help me slow down and enjoy life a bit more. It may be a discussion on life lessons that I learn from others. Some of those lessons may even come from the animals here on the farm. Even Sherman, the goldfish, has taught me a thing or two about life. Wherever they come from, I will be sharing them with you, as well!

While listening to these podcast episodes, get ready for a few of those life lessons. These lessons will come through observations, experience, faith, and the thoughts of others who have learned the art of living a good life.  I will share stories designed to encourage, uplift, and help you work towards living your own Simple Life. And from time to time, I will even toss in a recipe and freebie or two.

You can also get ready for our visits ahead of time by making a fresh batch of cookies and stirring up a pitcher of ice-cold lemonade (or even pouring a cup of hot chocolate, if the weather is cold out there). 

If you want to learn more about the topic at hand or get a transcript of this Episode, just visit my website at That is the Resource page for this podcast, and I have it set up by episodes to make things easier to find.  For this one, just look for Episode 1.  

If you have questions or want to extend this visit and share your thoughts, email me at And just so you know, I’ll be on the porch every Monday, ready to sit and visit. Be sure to hit that Subscribe button so you don’t miss out on a single conversation! 

So, while you are waiting on the next episode, grab that glass of refreshment, pull up a rocker, and sit back for a while. It’s time to relax and enjoy.