We’re Marc and Jenn, two ordinary individuals who have embraced a lifestyle that harkens back to simpler times. Nestled on a picturesque 10-acre woodland homestead in the beautiful NE Washington state, we find ourselves constantly striving to live as close to an old-fashioned life as possible. In this part of the country, the weather remains unpredictable, the growing season is short, and natural predators are a regular part of our lives. However, we are blessed with abundant lakes and bountiful foraging opportunities, and our property serves as a natural sanctuary that we have grown to love.
The inspiration behind creating this website stems from our desire to help others learn without the overwhelming background noise and unnecessary information. We understand that every homesteader, regardless of their background or experience, faces unique challenges when it comes to cultivating their own piece of land. It is through these challenges, mistakes, and failures that true learning and growth occur. We firmly believe that mistakes simply present us with invaluable learning opportunities.
Starting your homestead journey can be a daunting task, but we are here to guide you through the process. Whether you are already living on your own land or dreaming of acquiring your own homestead in the future, we offer practical advice and support to help you get started. We want to emphasize the importance of disregarding the notion of vanity homesteading – the glossy, picture-perfect portrayal of homesteading that often overlooks the real struggles and challenges involved. Our focus is on providing authentic and genuine information that reflects the realities of homesteading.
At our core, we are advocates for learning as you go. We firmly believe that there is no substitute for hands-on experience and that the best way to learn is by doing. We encourage you to embrace the process, make mistakes, and gain the knowledge and skills that come with firsthand exploration. Our website serves as a platform to share our own experiences, lessons learned, and insights gained throughout our homesteading journey.
Our mission is to ensure that anyone with a dream of homesteading has access to real information and the necessary support to pursue their aspirations. We are committed to providing a space free from pretense, where honesty, practicality, and authenticity are valued. Our goal is to empower individuals to embark on their own homesteading adventures, equipped with the knowledge and resources needed to overcome challenges and savor the rewards of a self-sustaining lifestyle.
Thank you for visiting our website, and we hope that you find inspiration, guidance, and a sense of community within our pages. Together, let us embark on a homesteading journey rooted in reality and fueled by passion.
“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture, is like a tree without roots"
“ONE THING THAT WILL NEVER CHANGE IS THE PASSAGE OF TIME. THOUGH THE HANDS OF THOSE WHO HAVE HOMESTEAD BEFORE US CAN NO LONGER BUILD, THROUGH PRESERVATIONS OF THEIR TRADITIONS, THEIR STORIES LIVE ON."