A huge project we tackled this summer was ripping out the rotting and falling-down fence that both circled and divided our land. But now we need a fence! Our solution is to go for the much more time-consuming, yet much older technique of growing a living hedge around our property, and we’re documenting it as we go–so here’s part one, foraging for the first ingredient: Osage Oranges!
- Simple Life Homestead
We're a husband (Andrew) and wife (Michelle). We both started out as teachers, and are in the process of turning ourselves into homesteaders. We're starting this grand experiment because both of our hearts yearn to live simple, sustainable, healthy lives, to care for our family and friends, and to honor our Father. We love to share what we learn, and we're willing to try any number of experiments as we start figuring this out. Though our starting point was a little house in the city with an itty-bity yard, a cat, our first baby, and a fledgling handmade goods business, we have started a journey that we hope ends in a family, an off-grid homestead, well-cared-for, happy animals, and a sustainably simple way of doing life. We FINALLY just moved to our 12 acres in the Ozarks this past June, and now the rubber has hit the road! We're newbies to this life, but w're excited to learn many of the skills that lots of people used to know and that our generation never learned. We're inviting you along for the ride.
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