Filed under How it began…

A Prepared Lifestyle

Some people go crazy “being prepared”.  They feel that if they stock up enough food/water/medical supplies/whatever else, then they’ll be able to ride out any potential scenario.  This is true to some extent.  Having enough of life’s essentials for your family to survive in the event of an emergency is smart and prudent. However, there … Continue reading

Food Fridays – Raw Milk

When our son turned one year old, and was switching to cow’s milk, I did a lot of research on milk.  Frankly, I was scared of what was being fed to confined cows at large dairies, and specifically of the growth hormones and antibiotics given them.  It just didn’t seem natural or safe to me.  … Continue reading

Why We Started Homesteading – Being Prepared

We get a lot of questions about why we decided to take on the challenge of a homesteading lifestyle.  Now that we are doing it, I could give you LOTS of reasons why we’re (attempting!) homesteading.  We absolutely love it.  But our journey started with one primary reason – being prepared. A few years ago, … Continue reading

Search for a Simple Life

A little over a year ago, my husband and I bought a five acre homestead in Palmyra, NY to live out our dreams of a simple, more sustainable and self-sufficient life.  This is how it began… My husband, Jeff, and I both spent our growing up years in Farmington, NY, just a few miles apart.  … Continue reading