Welcome to our Homestead blog! We are a family dreaming of a simpler life on our own urban homestead and trying to live a more sustainable life all along the way. Karen is the cook, gardener, animal “husband”, and dreamer. Bones is the beekeeper, handyman, inventor and the one who keeps us grounded in the practical. Ella Grace is full of spirit and brings joy and laughter and beautiful chaos to our home.
We currently live in a co-housing community in Georgia. Our townhouse has a small yard where we grow as many edibles as we can. We also have a plot in a community garden where we grow more produce. Bones shares in the bee keeping responsibilities for the community and we participate in the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) in the community. We recently joined a goat milking co-op and hope to soon have some feathered friends joining our crew.
Our dream is to move to Virginia (Karen’s home state) and create an urban homestead. For now, we are learning all we can about organic gardening, sustainable living, animal husbandry, permaculture, and bee keeping. This blog is a record of our progress toward our dream and a space to share what we are learning and generate new ideas.