Welcome! We’re dedicated frugal, debt free, simple-living folks in the prairies of Canada. We are obsessed with nature, history and what the pioneers did to survive. We try to utilize many of their methods in our day to day lives.
The reason we want to do this is to become self-sufficient like the settlers were, looking after themselves as much as possible, by using the bounty of nature.
In order to be good to our earth, we take things that would normally be thrown out and other junk and make art and useful items out of it. This is to help bring awareness to how humans are affecting nature.
Our motto is “make your own stuff”. This includes growing and cooking your own food and occasionally your own transportation.
Through this blog we want to demonstrate that anyone can live well and eat well, from anywhere. “Homesteading” is a state of mind, really. We hope to give readers some inspiration to reuse things, to not throw things away, grow as much of their own food as possible and to enjoy doing things the way they used to be done – as simply as possible – even if you live in the city. This can help with each person’s connection with her/his environment and nature which is crucial for human mental health.
We are avid yard sale visitors and find much of what we need there.
We advocate not throwing things away but finding new uses for them.
I work from home doing a number of things I enjoy to make a living.
My hubby is a retired meat cutter and small engine mechanic and is a magician with making things out of nothing or junk, or whatever you want to call it. He saves things and finds a use for them later when we need something.