Where homesteading wasn’t born Yesterday


History, Experience and Generational Knowledge


Education, accurate Information and lifelong Learning

To build Connection

to your homestead and food sources for a Healthy life and a healthy planet

Offering consulting and information on a wide range of topics related to broadening your homesteading skills

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Garden Gate

What's Been Happening On the Homestead?

Every living thing survives at the expense of another living thing. To honor that truth is to be humbled, connected and grateful.

Our Story

Where Homesteading Wasn't born yesterday

Long before “homesteading” and “subsistence farming” were cool, a little girl was born on a two cow farm in Central Vermont. Joyce was raised by farm folk and learned traditional ways of living off the land. 

Joyce followed a meandering path (with one bare toe always in the soil) which eventually led her back to the homestead where she grew up. Today she comes to share her heritage, education, experience and commitment to the land and to others longing to discover or deepen their connection with their homestead.

WCAX, Vermont’s own CBS affiliate, visited my homestead to talk about some fall topics for their News at 4 program, refreshing segments featuring “news you can use.”

Here are the segments we made and links to further information and recipes :

Gifts from the Homestead

Chocolate Syrup – A family recipe my mother made for me as a child
Chocolate Syrup Image
5 Bean Soup Mix — This is a recipe my daughter and son-in-law made as Christmas gifts last year – delicious! Vegetarian. A hearty, warming gift!
Chocolate Bark — Who doesn’t love to receive chocolate as a gift?!?!

Growing Food Indoors in Winter

Check out my articles on growing sprouts and other edible plants.