“There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.” – Aldo Leopold
A few years ago my husband and I had an epiphany. We realized that the only way we would be able to readily source the kind of food we wanted (organic, sustainably grown, and of course tasty) then we’d have to roll up our sleeves and grow it ourselves.
At the time we lived in the suburbs of Seattle. We shopped at the local co-ops and purchased direct from farmers whenever we could. We had a small garden, a micro-flock of chickens and a single row of raspberries. It was a start. But we knew we needed more. Fast forward to today. After years of searching we finally found our dream home. Just shy 100 acres in the heart of the Lost Pine Forest in Paige, Texas.
Yes, Texas is a long ways from Seattle. And you can learn more about why we chose this location in the blog sections of this site. But for now, join us as we embark on our adventure to establish a homestead, adapt to a new “city” and navigate the gardening challenges that Texas has to offer.
We hope you find something to inspire you to reach back to your roots and become more involved in your food, health and community.