A blog about our thoughts, actions, and adventures as we seek to become modern homesteaders in Ontario.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Well, thanks for coming back, or finding us, as the case may be... I'll try not to use up all my good material at once here, as I have all-too-often found myself subscribing to a blog that starts out strong, but then runs out of steam. If you've taken the time to track down my online profile, you'll see that two of my interests are Aikido, and homesteading. Actually, it was Aikido that introduced my wife and I to one another, and then it was our mutual interest in homesteading that sealed the deal (or was it the way I looked in my keikogi?). As we've grown together, and introduced our son to the world, we've kept our focus on someday escaping from the city and our jobs, to get to a more Walden-like existence. Not really a unique dream I'm sure, but we feel we are in the unique position of being quite close to accomplishing this. We've managed to pay off our mortgage, embrace a frugal lifestyle, and have either had, or are cultivating, an ability to be more self-sufficient. We have a really strong vision for an acreage where we, and our friends and family, can spend time re-connecting with not just nature, but our own nature... Finding and embracing things that bring us closer to a rich life, and weeding out those things that clutter the mind and our environment. Not just physical items, but also mental ones. Please, feel free to come along with us, we're always open to listening to advice and direction, especially from those who have gone on before.