HTea under the Trees at the Farm
Bean Patch in raised bed
Wine & Firelight at the farm
Backyard Chickens in Mobile Tractor
Me & Dottie Chicken in front of Coop
Huzzie & Polaris at River at Farm
Canning Day
Tomato Canning Day Begins
Field of Dreams Future Farm Venue Site
Scarecrow with Champagne Glass
Scarlet Runner Beans on Trellis of Garage & Fish Pond
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Scenes from our Town & Country Homesteads
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In Step with the Modern Homestead Movement


We 'Steaders know very well that Homesteading is an art - and an elegant one at that. We know it's not just about more sustainable, responsible and healthy living, but it's also about InSpired Living. 

I want to encourage you -  through articles, how to's and sharing - that aspiring for more meaningful living can bring you to a truly wonderful place. A place I call InStead. 

InStead is being in step with the modern homesteading movement. And that movement wonderfully encompasses so many levels of participation it's easy to experiment and to experience it right now, wherever you are and whatever your circumstances.  Maybe you want to try herbal remedies or all natural cleaning products. Maybe you'd like to figure out what animals can thrive in your urban setting or how to move towards a chemical free lawn or wildlife habitat yard. Maybe you want to chuck it all and create a real, doable plan to relocate to a rural homestead, including creating home and farm based disposable income... no matter where you are in your 'Stead journey, why don't you make a commitment, right now, to create a unique and elegant experience for yourself and your loved ones? Not to settle for a mediocre life, but strive for a more meaningful life, InStead! It's easier than you think. And even the smallest steps and goals can be life changing. 

Welcome, Friends & Kindred Spirits!
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Elegant Homestead Living, Town & Country