I am a beginning homesteader in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota. What draws me to homesteading is gardening, growing organic produce at home, being prepared for emergencies, and cultivating the desire to learn new and creative ways to live wisely with what God has given us to manage. I say “us” because I share the “homestead” with my mutti and our cat.

Homesteading and the skill building that accompanies it is a wonderful preoccupation. But, we acknowledge that our home, and the earthy fabric we wear in this life, is temporary. Community with God is eternal. In view of the vase of dried statice from last summer, I conclude with this:

“Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.”  II Corinthians 5:1-2

Calico cat sitting in window



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