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Welcome to My Homestead!

I grew up on what you'd call a homestead in rural Romania. When everyone is "homesteading", no one calls it that. We had bees, chickens, pigs and cows at times. Grapes covered the gravel driveway, we pulled water from the well and had a garden that provided a good majority of the food we ate. For the village, that was the way of life.

When I came to the US I was amazed by the comforts and bounty. I chased the "American Dream", went to school, got a job, and have done meaningful work in my life. But I always missed the sense of accomplishment and joy that I get from a day of work making something with my hands.

I recently moved back to Oregon to build a healthier and more self-sustaining lifestyle. In year 2 of my journey, I want to start sharing back with the amazing homesteading community that I've learned so much from along the way. As I build and grow my 1 acre homestead, I will tell you what worked and what has not worked for me. Whether you're gardening on an acre, 5 acres or a apartment balcony, I hope to inspire others to take small steps toward living the self-sustaining life they dream of.

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