Four years ago my husband and I, along with my parents purchased a twelve acre property in southern Idaho, with the goal of becoming a self-sufficient “micro farm”someday. We love our tiny cottages nestled among 100 ft. tall cottonwood trees (my parents also have a home on the property although they are not currently in residence). We now raise our own vegetables, beef, lamb and turkeys. We have a few small fruit trees, and this year we will be getting chickens as well.
My name is Cecilia and I am a twenty-eight year old Christian woman. I married my wonderful husband four and a half years ago. After 6 months of living in an apartment we packed up everything we owned and moved to Idaho. We wanted land, wide open space, and good clean country living. Here we are four years later living the homesteading lifestyle and loving it!
My children are the center of my life. I have a two and a half year old son, and a ten month old daughter. Everything I do, I do for them. I am constantly looking for crafts, projects, and fun foods for them to enjoy. I am passionate about cooking. I love putting healthy, tasty, homemade, food on the table. I intend to give you a glimpse into my kitchen as I share my favorite recipes and food tips with you. I am by no means an experienced gardener, but I am learning as I go. Every year gets a little better (well except last year, when between having a new baby in May and trying to put an addition on the house, all we managed to grow was a little lettuce and a lot of weeds). My husband and I are both do-it-yourselfers and are constantly in the midst of several projects (right now we are finishing up a chicken coop, building a new turkey pen, and beginning to build some raised garden beds). I plan on sharing our successes with you, and probably a few failures too, as we improve our home and property. I hope you will join me on my adventure as a modern American homesteader.