Thanksgiving turkey, Raise or Hunt?

Homegrown Thanksgiving challenge update, Turkey edition “What if our Thanksgiving dinner included only the things that we provided for ourselves?” That question triggered the first Inspired to Try challenge, now we had a big decision to make. The turkey is usually the star of the show so do we hunt a turkey or raise a…

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Meet Amy + Chris

Our Homestead Adventures | About Us

We are Amy and Chris, parents of 4 children, learning by living, taking a homestead adventure that many of our friends and family think is crazy… even if they secretly envy us. We do not shy away from adventure & trying new things but even this is not what we would have imagined just a…

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Our Orchard, A Memorial to A Great Man

The Orchard

Instead of just a tree, why not plant an orchard? When we moved into our home, it was shortly after Chris’ dad had passed. Family and friends wanted to give us something that would remind us of him. Maybe a flower bush or special tree? After some thought, we decided to pool our gifts into building a…

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Homegrown Thanksgiving Challenge

Can you provide an entire Turkey Day dinner by homesteading? It’s the goal that really launched “Our Homestead Adventures”, providing our entire Thanksgiving meal by growing, raising or hunting every dish. As we sat down for our Turkey Day dinner, and reflected on our blessings, we began to talk about how much we enjoyed working…

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