After 5 years of searching for a home, we found it on a .44 acre of land in the San Diego area of Southern California in October of 2013. It was not perfect, but we could see the potential in the home and land. After the initial clean-up and costs of moving in, we have begun moving toward our own version of a hobby farm.
I’m Lynn, a Filipina mother of 6 beautiful children – 5 boys and 1 girl – and married to my best friend. Josh and I met at our church youth group when we were 14 years old. We were only friends for a very long time through high school and most of college. Then, our friendship changed to a courting relationship during my senior year of college. We were engaged on my graduation day and then married 6 months later. We have been married for 16 years now! I wouldn’t change a thing! God has definitely blessed us!
I currently homeschool 4 of our children. My four-year-old sits in on my kindergartener’s school. We just had a baby in December 2017, which has added to chaos, but we wouldn’t change a thing (except maybe moving to a bigger house!)
We are also what you would probably call beginner homesteaders. We are currently experimenting with how much of our food we can grow on our own and make from scratch. We are also in the middle of remodeling our house. All these different things add up to the essence of our blog and give us many things to post! I hope that our experiences in these areas – the good and the bad – may be a help to someone else.
I have always enjoyed growing plants, in particular edible plants. When we were looking for our own house, I knew I wanted a good-sized yard in which I could grow fruit trees and a decent-sized garden. When we bought our house the yard was in a sad state of over growth. I have been slowly cleaning up all the junk and planting things that we can eat.
In addition to growing plants, I want to learn how to make as much of my own things as I can. I am sick of buying cheap things that break or are overly commercialized. I don’t want to have to rely on the big stores, but instead be able to be at least somewhat self sufficient.
We are also trying out a Facebook group.