I've been putting off saying this out loud for fear that it might not happen, but decided that if we don't own our dreams, they can never come true.

We're officially looking for a small parcel of land to live our dreams of homesteading~off grid.  Mike and I have been yearning to do this for years and decided that it's time to stop talking and start doing!

Our goal is that within three years we will have purchased the land and built a small A-frame house out of 100% recycled, reclaimed, repurposed, materials, with a total cost (including land) of $20,000.  We're a little picky about the terms, so I have a feeling it's going to take awhile...

Here's our must have list~
*Have a river on the property or be within walking distance to swimmable, fishable water.
*Far off in the wilderness, with no one around for miles.
*Within two hours of where we live now to regularly visit family and friends
*Surrounded by county woods
*Approx 5 acres for less than $10,000

We also want to spend the next three years building up my business to the point of being able to live solely off of my income.  That way Mike can quit his full time job and give all his energy to working the garden, raising animals, and other homestead undertakings.

Thank you so much for your continued support and we'll keep you posted as we travel through the process of creating our dream~


  1. Oh! Best of luck! We have to follow through with our goal of getting out of debt before we move on to our dream of living "in the country."

  2. oh wow - this is very exciting! am sending lots of luck and smiles your way!!

    by the way, i love your hand dyed yarn. the first organic waldorf cuddle doll i sold a few days back was a green one with rainbow hair - thanks to you!

    i have 3 more heads made, with the other 3 variegated yarns i've plucked from your sweet shop. will have photos up soon!

  3. What an incredible dream! I wish you lots of luck and fun while pursuing it. I hope you blog about it as you are working on it. I would love to read about it and live vicariously through your experiences! A goals like yours are something I very much admire but know I am not in a place in my life to pursue so I like to read about people who are living the dream.

  4. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! We're so excited and really nervous. I'll definitely be blogging about the process all along the way, as slow as it may be!

    Jen~ Your dolls are adorable! Can I use a pic of them from your shop to put here on the blog?! It brings me so much joy to see what everyone's doing with their yarns! Thanks for keeping me posted~