Hey everyone! Sorry it's been awhile since my last posting! The construction of the new building/living quarters, has REALLY eaten up most of my time these past three weeks! I'm sore/tired/exhausted/bruised and battered..BUT I LOVE IT! It's so awesome to see this dream come to fruition! I have tons of pictures to post...so I'll keep this short!
All in all...the building is coming along really well! Slower and more expensive than I had expected, but isn't it always? HA! Most pictures are self explainatory, so enjoy! We're actually quite a bit further along than these pics show...but these will get this blog back up and going!
I'm a Mom to three wonderful kids, 16,14,and 9...two boys and a girl. I'm a Pro Portrait Photographer.
We're building a homestead on 4 beautiful acres in Northwest Ohio. The homestead will ultimately include a strawbale home, and many "Green" features. Even though a lot of people are jumping on the "green train"...it's been a long process to get where we are today...so what's that old song??? "I was country...when country wasn't cool!" Well...same thing applies! LOL Our dream just happens to be fulfilling itself at a time when everyone is finally accepting the alternative lifestyle of sustainable homestead living.
"The green movement has become [glamorized] and associated with expensive products," "But that's not what it's all about." To understand sustainability, we need to look at the way our grandparents lived. "This is not new thinking. It is new for us because we, as Americans today, aren't used to conserving."
"In my opinion...Consumerism"Stuff" is just an outwards display of attempted superiority in the midst of insecurity." -Tara Burley