Whitney was driving out to Church while I was wrangling two sinus-y boys on last Sunday morning and she called me exclaiming, "I think the beehive got knocked over!" We'd setup straw bales to help as a wind break on

Homesteading with Kids: Amy Landers

Some of us are farming full-time while others have day jobs. Some of us put our kids in traditional schools while others plan to homeschool. What we all have in common is putting a high premium on self-reliance, good homegrown

Homesteading with Kids: Katie Saul

I started my #HomesteadingwithKids series to not only learn how others juggle the workload of kids, animal husbandry, and gardening but also to break the stereotype that homesteaders are all off-grid Luddites! In our dreams, yes John and I would

How I discovered my personal mission

In the short time that I've made public both this blog and our intention of running a real farm, the primary response I've gotten from people have been variations of the following: "That's so meaningful!" "It's so special what you

How and Why I Cloth Diaper...

I’ve toyed with the idea of giving myself the nickname “semi-homesteader” a la Semi-homemade with Sandra Lee on the Food Network. I use to scoff at the concept of her show but as a mama of a growing family

Why I'm a terrible homesteader

Being left alone for five days and nights with two toddlers is daunting for most people but doable. For a pregnant lady with 26 chickens, 3 goats, 2 dogs, 1 pony, and 2 cats to take care of, taking care

We bought a tiller!

I've talked before how we are not ones to eschew technology in favor of the "purity" of hand tilling and old school organic farming so it might surprise you that we just bought our first tiller last weekend! A very

Dreaming big

In 2016 I'm saying yes to less negative self talk and yes to owning my own business and time. Three and a half years ago 6 months pregnant with my first child, Quincy, I thought I landed my dream gig