In July 2013, we left Washington, D.C. for the greener pastures of a homestead in central Virginia.

We have kept busy by adding three kids, two cats, two dogs, a pony, ten goats, dozens of chickens, a countless number of bees, a large vegetable garden, and a two acre orchard to our farm in pursuit of self sufficiency and a better connection to our land and food.

We have made a lot of mistakes along the way. We are rookies after all!

One of us would be juggling the human babies while the other was chasing chickens or herding goats run amuck.