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

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

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