ModernStead is a guide for small-scale homesteaders who want to live a simple, more self-sufficient life that nourishes both the body and the soul. Contrary to popular belief, the homesteading lifestyle is not only for those who live in rural areas. Even city dwellers can enjoy the rewards of living a simple, earth-based life. Please visit ModernStead often to learn more.
This blog is my way of sharing my passion for simplicity. I spent the first years of my life on a small family farm in Wisconsin. During that time, I learned about gardening, making the most of what I had, raising animals, farming, exploring woods and creeks, cooking with fresh produce, building tree houses and snow forts, whining about chores, preserving food, fashioning objects from other objects, pulling weeds, sucking it up, and working shoulder to shoulder with my parents and four siblings. After college, I moved away from the farm to pursue my new career as a graphic artist. Now, many years later, I live in the country once again and find myself practicing many of the things I learned during my life on the farm.
It’s so good to be home.
That’s me pushing my little sister down a gravel road in the country.