1. a lifestyle of self sufficiency through farming with heirloom fruits and vegetables, seed saving techniques, raising livestock, food preservation, small production of textiles and crafts, and the use of renewable energies.
Jennifer comes by her love of nature honestly having a bachelors degree in marine biology and ecology. She worked in the aquaculture field for eight years as a hatchery specialist. Later Jennifer became a research technician who grew and research saltwater micro-algae for a biofuels company out of California.
Life took Jennifer to meet her husband Sean and move to the outskirts of Charlotte, NC. Being land locked from any ocean job and later beginning a family, had changed Jennifer’s career options in a different manner to a stay at home mama and wife. One income life lead her to become more creative in money saving and ultimately began the life of becoming homesteaders.
Jennifer has many hobbies and they seem to expand more and more every year with homesteading. One of the few pleasures in life is her connection to the outdoors. The family and her love to spend beautiful days hiking the western North Carolina mountains, minimalist camping anywhere they can, or just hanging out in the backyard playing games or getting odd and end chores done.
Food is another large passion of Jennifer. She loves to bake and cook all sorts of different meals for her family. She loves to scourer the internet, mainly Pinterest, and her cookbooks for great, new and unique recipes. Jennifer has now gotten become such a great cook that she now comes up with her very own recipes. You can also find her knitting, crocheting, sewing, gardening, canning, dehydrating, reading, and blogging as often as she can find time.
You can find Jennifer’s many recipes, how-to instructions, and other homesteading posts throughout this blog.
About the blog:
This blog started off in 2010 with the purchase and ownership of the families first home outside of Charlotte, NC but has grown into two distinct homesteads now. In 2017, a second raw piece of land was purchased in the Western North Carolina mountains which is to become a future homestead and retirement home. Both pieces of land and home has become a center for our homesteading journey but both areas also has a unique homesteading name. In order to combine both efforts cleanly written about, you will see two distinct homesteading names present throughout this blog; One Acre Vintage Homestead and Pumpkin Patch Mountain Homestead. It is not the intention to confuse but to inform you as the reader on all the things we are attempting here. It is also a great keepsake journal for the family to remember all the accomplishments.
Click here to learn more about the One Acre Vintage Homestead
Click here to learn more about the Pumpkin Patch Mountain Homestead
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