Thought I would take a minute to introduce myself.
A little over a year ago, my partner and I bought 30 acres of raw land in the mountains of Northern CA, with the dream of a developing a regenerative homestead. We had a little trailer to put on the land and that was going to be our home.
Two weeks later we found out we were going to have a baby! We joke that he was waiting for us to get the land before arriving. We knew we wanted him to be born on the land, it seemed fitting since the land was bought with the intention of being a subsistence life for us. We also knoew it wasn't going to work having a newborn in a small trailer in the winter in the mountains!
So, we dove in, with a 9-month deadline... by ourselves.
This past year has been crazy - grading water harvesting roads, power systems, gravity-fed water systems, building an alternative small home, woodshed, shop and more. While always in a rush to get our home built for the arrival of our little boy, we have applied permie principles as much as possible.
Somehow we also started an orchard, started a flock of free-range chickens, and developed a 1/4 acre veggie garden. Right, while figuring out how in the heck to be new parents!!
Today, I sit inside, our first winter storm of the season and work on getting caught up on rest.
Slowly but surely, I am compiling and producing our story in the form of blogs, eBooks and more. I hope others can benefit from our experience and want to share that with you all.
What a great story. So much of it rings of the pioneer spirit that built this country and so many of us owe our lives to. Hope you have a great winter and come out the other side of it with lots of energy and plans. Keep sharing.