Hi!  My name is Melinda.  I have a wonderful husband Austin, and a young daughter Carly.  We are in our late 20s and are trying to live a simpler life.  We have grown up in the internet/technology age and it’s exhausting.  As a family we are trying to move away from all of it and go back to the basics.

I work full-time for a wonderful non-profit as their office manager and Austin works at a cemetery.  Through his work and a huge amount of luck we are able to live on around 70 acres of land that we can practice farming and living the simpler life that we so dream of.  We’re not perfect and every day we make mistakes, sometimes big, sometimes small and quite funny.  This blog is our journey.  Our ups and downs as we try to learn old, forgotten skills to make our homestead a functioning one.