Two months ago I was living in a four bedroom house with chickens and gardens, working a full time job and taking care of my son, Will, while his daddy, Jacob, worked in the North Dakota oilfields. Sounds pretty normal, right?
However, for our family, this arrangement quickly became unmanageable. I needed a change and our son needed his daddy. So, after some soul searching, a lot of back and forth and a bucketful of tears, we decided to sell or give away nearly everything we owned. I took what was left and jammed it into my vehicle along with our son and our Great Pyrenees, Thor. Then we headed off to live with Jacob in our camper in North Dakota.
About Chelsea: Chelsea is mama to 4 year old Will and partner to her oilfield man and best friend of 16 years, Jacob. She splits her time between the family’s camper in the North Dakota Oil Patch and a small urban homestead in Kentucky. Chelsea writes about the family’s camper adventures at www.talesofanoilfieldgypsy.blogspot.com. She is a batik artist and loves teaching others about the art of batik at www.beautyofbatik.com. She can also be found working on her other sites www.chelseaniehaus.com and www.urbanagricultureinfo.com. In her moments of spare time she enjoys knitting, sewing and gardening.