For some time now I’ve been considering life in a more rural setting. My husband has been all for the idea, but fear of leaving the city has been holding me back. Well, I’m finally ready to face that fear. I decided that the only way to find out for sure is to just do it. So, with a great deal of excitement (and no small amount of apprehension on my part) we’ve made a plan to leave the big city and buy a few acres out in the country.
I wrote those words back in 2008 when I started this blog. Since that time our family has planned, saved, and dreamed of life on a small acreage. That dream became reality in January, 2010 when we purchased a 4 acre property on beautiful Vancouver Island.
I am The Wife, a former research scientist now living in domestic bliss as a stay-at-home mum while doing some part-time consulting on the side. Husband is an electronics engineer. Daughter (born ’02) and Son (born ’04) are free spirits whose education takes the form of unschooling. You can learn more about that aspect of our lives by visiting my other blog, FreeLearning.
If you go back in the archives of this blog you’ll find discussions about eating locally, living simply and sustainably, and turning dreams into action. Under the “Simplicity” tab is list of books I’ve read and reviewed that cover topics related to Simple Living.
As of January, 2010 this blog will document the process of establishing a homestead on our land. While we will continue to embrace the principles of Simple Living, my posts will focus on various farm projects from the perspective of someone totally new to the process. Under the “Homesteading” tab will be books I’ve read and reviewed related to homesteading (growing and storing food, livestock, land maintenance, etc).