About This Site
Grace Garden And Homestead is where I’ll share my journey of self-sufficiency with you all. I’ll share with you what I’m doing as well as what I’m learning. Some of my projects fail miserably—and when that happens, I’ll share that with you too (so you can learn from my mistakes).
I’ll be sharing about farm chores, animals, gardening, harvesting, sewing, and cooking. Ever wonder how something is done on the farm? It’s my hope to be able to share those things with you. Some of the things we do I know well, and some I’m just learning about.
We don’t pour a ton of money into life, so the things you see here are done as frugally as possible. I think most homesteaders would agree to that statement. If you are working toward self-sufficiency, I hope you’ll share some tips with me. And if you’ve just been dreaming of that life, then I hope to inspire you and encourage you to take any steps you can toward your dream.
Our farm and homestead are located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains at 6000 ft. above sea level. We are a zone 4 and our growing season is 70 days long. If you have a short growing season with extreme weather challenges, then I’m sure you’ll be able to identify with much of what you see here.
We have been blessed with a house-full of children, so you will likely see many sewing projects for all ages, and occasionally I may write about homestead or farm-specific homeschooling.
Our journey to self-sufficiency had hit a bump in the past, but we are getting back on. We live on the homestead originally deeded to our family with the original Homestead Act. Growing up in the large cities, I brought some modern amenities with me when I married in and moved here. After a very short time of living here, I learned to embrace the simpler way of life here.
Our family ranches cattle, sheep and goats on a large scale. On a smaller scale, we’ve got just about any other farm animal you could think of except, currently, pigs. We also currently or have in the past commercially grown barley, wheat, quinoa, soy beans, alfalfa, sanfoin, and potatoes.
If any of that sounds interesting to you, then you’re in the right place. Grab a beverage and have a look around. Don’t have time right now? Consider subscribing in the upper right hand side of the page so you will remember to come back later.