About Us

Hello! Welcome to our little corner of the Internet! Here we share our enjoyment of working on our homestead and becoming self-sufficient (Michael wants to say we are working towards a subsistence lifestyle but I need the interwebs haha, so I’m labeling it “self-sufficiency” for now).

Scroll down to meet us and our “little” family!


I love architecture and interior designing. I enjoy doing calculus (I know, right?) and physics was my forte in college. But after I got my Associates in Science I couldn’t decide what I wanted to pursue. 

And then I fell in love with crocheting. I kept internally bonking myself in the head saying “argh, why didn’t you start this earlier?” I would have totally rocked my own clothing in high school! But I’m doing it now, and that’s what matters. 🙂

When I’m not crocheting and designing patterns I’m usually playing video games, especially Fallout 4. You’ll see my obsession (yes, OBSESSION) come out in my patterns and probably in other parts of the blog. Eventually I know I’ll have a MASSIVE section of this blog dedicated to Fallout. I have all of the ideas. All of them.


I also love to eat, so you’ll see recipes pop up from time to time as well.

I am the one who mainly runs the blog and does all the technical computery stuff, Michael and technology don’t really get along haha.


I am just starting to get into taxidermy and I love to be out in the woods, whether it’s hiking, camping, fishing, or hunting, I try to be outdoors as much as possible and I want to try to make our homestead as self-sufficient and off the grid as possible. 

I’m wanting to find out more about my Native American roots and follow the Lakota path in my life, and figure out how to entwine them with my wife’s Wiccan faith and create new traditions with our future kids.

I also like playing video games with Steph to relax (we both like Fallout and the Elder Scrolls series).

Our Little Family

We currently live with two dogs (Duchess is on the left in the picture above and Rosie is on the right) and two cats (Danu and Littlefoot). We also currently have two rabbits, three peacocks, four ducks, five goats, and two dozen or so chickens.

Some Pictures of our Homestead