I’m a thirty-something, stay-at-home, homeschooling mom. My name is Amanda and I’m married to the reluctant farmer. He probably should be called the very, very, reluctant farmer. He grew up in “town” and is pretty convinced that there is no reason to farm if grocery stores exist. On the other hand I grew up in the country and I have a big dream of turning our two acres into a homestead that can mostly sustain us, at least as far as food goes. We have two fun, independent, unique kids who love everything that has to do with animals or getting dirty. They’re taking to farm life like ducks to water. We live in rural Missouri with our dog and an ever growing number of farm animals. This blog is part garden diary, part homestead journal, and will be about all our adventures in turning our home into a homestead while homeschooling.