I am a hopeful homesteader, military wife and mom. In 2010, my husband and I bought a 5-acre homestead to live out our dreams of a simpler, more self-sufficient life. We have much to learn, especially given that we didn’t grow up in this lifestyle. But we’re figuring it out as we go, reading (a lot!), and learning from others in our community. From recipes and organic gardening, to chickens and do-it-yourself ideas, I’ll be sharing our experiences (and challenges!) as our family seeks a simple, more self-sufficient life.