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.


Anonymous Scott Terry said...

Welcome to Blog World! Seems our families have a few things in common. Look forward to reading your posts.

6:06 PM  
Blogger Herrick Kimball said...

And I second that welcome!

You can do a LOT on a small acerage. My family has only 1.5 acres (and hopes for more one day) but it is amazing, really, how fruitful just a little land well-husbanded can be.

Best wishes on your new Agrarian adventure.

7:34 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

Scott & Herrick
Thank you, gentlemen, for your gracious replies and encouragement. Your appearance is quite welcome here. I have been familiar with your writings for some time now and look forward to sharing our adventure with you. As soon as I figure out exactly how to do it, I'll be posting links to your respective blogs. God bless!

11:23 AM  
Blogger The Jersey Homesteader said...

Welcome to the blog world. I wish you the best of times with your new adventures. Meeting up with people who share a common intererst helps us share our ideas outloud. God Bless You and your family.

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Blueberry patch said...

hello, newcomer!

2:10 PM  

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