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But you should know something: I’m a failure.

That’s me. Michelle. Newbie homesteader. Seasoned homeschooler. Writer. Wife to my high school sweetheart. And a failure. But I seem to learn a lot while I’m failing, so I write about it here. I share my failures and my successes with homesteadinghomeschoolingnature study; my experiences in dealing with grief, living in a two-centuries-old farmhouse, or tapping, boiling, and bottling our own maple syrup.

Thanks to help and inspiration from my 14- and 16-year-old homesteaders extraordinaire, I can say we often enjoy some deliciously successful recipes; have productive crops (some) years; and enjoy raising chicks, ducks, rabbits, and one adorable milk cow.

We feel very blessed (well, most days) to get to do this learning and “life” thing together every day.

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