Homesteading:  A weekly account of our journey to becoming off grid homesteaders.  Our path will be long as we are only paying in cash and our funds are very limited.  Mike and I have no idea what we're doing so we'll be learning as we go.  I know we'll make mistakes and that's ok.  It's all part of the process.  

We would love to read about your homesteading experiences, so if you'd like to share your favorite resources, tips, funny stories, recipes, books, website or even just a photo from the week, please leave a link in the comments.

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The fog comes 
on little cat feet.

It sits looking 
over harbor and city 
on silent haunches 
and then moves on.

Carl Sandburg


  1. Thanks:) It was a wonderfully magical moment and I'm so glad I brought the tripod that time!

  2. Hi! I love what you are doing with your life. We are trying to do the same, to become self sufficient, to homeschool our kids, to eat healthier, we are a family in transition. We don't have much money and trying to buy some ground to build a house and a garden. It's a long way to go but I think we can do it. Wish you the best. You can visit us at

  3. Hi
    Tracey from Turn A New Leaf. We bought land CASH the same time you did and we also are building our off grid home with pay as we go.
    I love seeing how others are living this way as well. BEST of luck to you and your family.

  4. You're much better of to home school your kids. Pubic schools are so crowded these days and they sometimes just push kids through.