About Us…


Our family consists of one dad, one mom, four kids, a grandmother, three breeding rabbits, ten chickens, and whatever transient animals we happen to be raising for meat.

We want to live simply, which actually makes our lives a little more complex.  When we bought our house in 2005, we didn’t take into account that we would want to live a lifestyle that included agriculture and livestock.  The Mrs. always dreamed of having sheep, but on a half-acre of land in a (somewhat) strict subdivision, we realized we couldn’t make it happen. So we bought Angora rabbits, and our tiny farm began to grow.

After the rabbits, we expanded to chickens.  Our chickens bring our kids a lot of joy and our garden a lot of compost.

UPDATE 2016:  After a lot of dreaming, we sold our tiny little half acre in Colorado and bought a 30 acre farm in Maine.

This blog is about our life.  We write about our livestock, our challenges and our way of life.  We hope that you enjoy reading.



7 thoughts on “About Us…

  1. Sounds like a very interesting family adventure. I will follow, but I will come back later and catch up.

  2. alellzey says:

    I admire y’all! Can’t wait to check it out!

  3. Amber Autumn says:

    We, too, are learning to homestead where we are, which at the moment means a borough that will not allow any livestock, even chickens. We are thinking about rabbits. Looking forward to reading more from you!

    • Try quail! They lay eggs, mature quickly, are small and don’t make much noise – not even the males. And you can keep them in a cage. Good luck. We will be following.

      • Amber Autumn says:

        I’ll have to look into the local regulations and see if it mentions quail! I had never even considered this. I write several blogs; check out “Witching the Homestead” to follow my homesteading journey with my fiance. Thank you for the well-wishes! Hope you and your family are staying warm this winter!

      • If they ever come to check them, just remember…..they are your pets. Until you eat them. Then, they are your food.

      • Amber Autumn says:

        Great advice! 🙂

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