So here I am, back to the world of blogging. Since I first began a blog several years ago at another location, I have branched out into the world of online journalism. But that isn’t what this blog is about. This blog will be a forum for me to record the adventure my husband and I have undertaken in beginning a homestead in the middle of a residential neighborhood. No, we don’t own the home and we don’t have acres to make our dreams come true, but with GOD’s guidance we want to become more self-sufficient and less dependent on money, worldly possessions and food from questionable sources.
So begins this new adventure. And it’s a new OLD adventure because we (okay me willingly and Ken reluctantly) are looking to the ways our grandparents and great-grandparents lived a more simple and less world-dependent way of life. I don’t like that I go to the grocery store and most of my food options are less than healthy and downright dangerous at times. I am unhappy that Americans are becoming more and more technologically dependent and have less community interactions with those they live among. I am tired of having barely enough money to get by because it seems there are way to many requirements for just existing these days. Okay, enough of the soap box.
The purpose of this blog will be to give directions, inspiration and examples of our successes and failures as we go from living in a home that was used as a grow house with a yard and garage left to go to waste to a home filled with love, kindness and forgiveness. We want to use every inch of the soil either as a place to grow food (both animal and plants) or as a spot where one can curl up with a good book or play a game of tag (if you are still young enough to run fast!)
Join us on our new old adventure. Share your experiences, ask questions and plan to become a neighbor who is welcome to drop by anytime.