About Me

Hi, I’m Sandra and I blog about all things involved in making your home a homestead while earning a living.

We are a family of five living in New Brunswick, Canada working on our homesteading dream! My husband and I bought our 1970’s fixer-upper on an acre of land back in 2006. We have recently started renovating it into “Our Home”. Our goal is to turn it into a functioning modern homestead that produces our own food while it continues to provide a safe and happy shelter for our children.

But… let’s back up a bit! My youngest daughter was born in 2009 and I dreaded going back to my job in a nerve-racking call center where I was a floor supervisor taking all kinds of nasty supervisor calls all day long. I decided to stay at home and make an attempt at finding some miracle work from home job. So…the mission began to stay at home and raise my own children, bring in an income, and do the things I LOVE to do.

I started this blog in hopes of chronicling our journey to self-sufficiency and offering advice and encouragement to other homestead mamas through our successes and mistakes along the way!

I am really good at making the best of situations… Growing up with a father who worked for very little income and a stay at home mother for the most part, they taught me to make the best of all situations. When things got tough, my dad always found a way to make things work. I try to be that person with my own family now whether it be a scheduling, financial etc. issue. I also enjoy being the person to mediate. When two people are having a disagreement or someone just needs to vent, I try to make the best of it.

Our journey so far…

  1. Raised Bed Garden
  2. Preserving the Food We Grew
  3. Making Bread and Everything We Eat From Scratch
  4. In-Ground Garden
  5. Major Renovations
  6. Chicken Coop
  7. Starting Our Flock of Chickens