Saturday, October 29, 2005


We have taken a road that is perhaps not uncommon to the world in general, but in our respective families it is. Some would call us oddballs but we consider ourselves blessed. Our politics are conservative and our faith is Reformed. We are a one-income family. We homeschool, homebirth, doctor ourselves, and do not vaccinate our children. After living and growing three children in a four room apartment for the past fourteen years, the Lord has blessed us with a home on 2.65 acres in a more rural area. Not big country but close enough. There’s plenty of room to grow and our desire is to be as self-sufficient as possible in this day and age. I’ve been reading several Christian agrarian themed blogs for the past few months with growing interest and excitement. My hope for this blog is that it will be not only the story of our journey but - if I acquire an audience - an exchange of ideas as well. Humbly speaking, we are pretty ignorant about what we’re getting ourselves into, and would welcome all good advice from those who are traveling the same road.