This homesteading thing is hard y’all. Rewarding? Absolutely. Impossible? Some days. If I’m feeling honest, I will admit my frustrations to anyone who asks. (Scratch that… I’ll unload and border on whining some days…) I’ve had many moments over the last 3 years of homesteading when I considered throwing in my muck boots. I don’t […]
I’m a New England homesteader and the author of the upcoming print book Sweet Maple: How to make maple products & bake with them. Naturally. I’m a wife to my high school sweetheart, mom to four daughters, and ardent fan of all things maple-flavored. I’m blessed to live in an old farmhouse, by a mountain lake, on acres of stone walls and sugar maples. The floorboards creak, the barn roof sags, and the rocky land seems unforgiving. Yet it is perfect. Because here our family has started living a more sustainable life, focused on simple joys.