Learning hands-on homesteading one day at a time. This is what we are all about on our small homestead. Learning how to grow our own food, preserve the food that we grow and learn to prepare meals for our family a little closer to the way nature intended.
Learning how to take care of ourselves and our children, keeping a solid roof over our heads, doing the tough work ourselves, saving money and living life lessons along the way. Learning the craft of woodworking, home remodel, chicken keeping, child raising and being prepared for life’s tough times as they come our way.
If you have ever wanted to get out of the rat race and slow down. Spend more time with your family. Learn how to work with your hands. Grow your own food and eat healthier. This is the place for you!
We have home grown recipes, food preservation techniques and tips and tricks on home repair. You can even learn with us how to make your own handcrafted woodworking projects!
Everyone starts somewhere and this is our disclaimer! We will never claim to be experts in anything we do, but learning is the magic of life and we want to share our knowledge and everything we learn as we take on this homesteading lifestyle! If we can do this, so can you, believe me! Do what you can, where you are. We don’t own 30 acres of land, we live on a farm that’s just under 2 acres in west-central Illinois.
The community is a large part of our lives and we hope you will become a part of it! One thing we have learned early in life is that no one can do everything! We know you own a great deal of knowledge and we want to learn from you too! Follow us, Learn from us and teach us! That is what makes a community great, people helping people, for the common good.
I (Shawn) have always been interested in woodworking since I was a small child. Living a slower life and spending the quality time (my favorite time) with my family! Never have I thought that spending more time with your boss then your children was a good idea. I do understand that money makes the world go around. But what if you needed less of it?
My father was born at the start of the great depression. He had no idea what “depression” meant. To him, it was a way of life. He has taught me more about living simply then he knows and for that I am grateful.
This homesteading journey has been spurred along by the birth of our first child. From the second I looked into her eyes I knew I wanted to spend as much time as possible with her and teach her how to become a respectable person and one day (maybe in 60 years) and a good wife.
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