Trip to the Mennonite Markets

On February 23, 2017

One of the things that I’ve loved about moving to the Ozarks is the abundance of Mennonite businesses throughout the area. I never really understood what they were about until I moved here but they are like the OG of the off grid movement. A lot of them settle in areas with good, fertile land with little to no building codes….


Garden 2016 Hits & Misses

On December 4, 2016

If you’ve been reading my blog, you know I’m a complete newb to gardening so I was surprised with how easy stuff grew here. Bobby and I were gone for almost a month in the summer and I was sure that by the time we came back the garden would be dead. But that wasn’t the case at all! We…


Why Millennials Should Strive For Self Sufficiency

On December 1, 2016

This world is freakin’ crazy, you guys! My Facebook feed keeps blowing up with people’s disdain towards Trump or Hillary, but at the end of the day, individually, we are just one vote. The only thing we can really control is ourselves. Presidents will come and go, we’ll like some policies and hate others, but people who have chosen a…


How to Find your Passions & Purpose in Life

On June 19, 2016

This is one of the heaviest questions one can ask and I don’t assume to know all the answers. But, I’ll tell you what has worked for me in terms of guiding me in the right direction. Growing up, I was all over the place: piano lessons, violin lessons, finance degree, tennis lessons, you name it, I probably tried it….


My Steps for Finding Remote Work

On June 14, 2016

Reliable, Fast Internet – When we first moved out here, we specifically chose land with gigabit fiber optic internet. We had an inkling that we may need to find work and reliable high speed internet is crucial when working remotely. If you’re interested in stepping off the grid, buying some land, but don’t want to limit your job search to your location,…


Updates on the Garden

On May 27, 2016

 Our little garden is starting to mature! 🙂 We originally had plans for a huge garden, but since we’re new at this, we thought we’d take it slow and build a couple of beds this year and add more beds every year. What’s the rush? Even though now I’m kind of wishing I had just one more bed to grow…


Yummy Vegan Lasagna

On March 22, 2016

I’ve been super busy with work and have been scrambling to make dinner last minute. So, I took this past Sunday to put together some casseroles, froze them, and dinners have been so easy now! It didn’t even take all day. All in all I put together 4 casseroles and 5 lunches in 4 hours. This lasagna took about 30…


Aquaponics and Veganism

On March 19, 2016

Lately, my boyfriend and I have been planning our garden. How many beds we’re going to build, a potential geodesic dome for the winter, and the subject of aquaponics came up. Apparently, when you introduce fish into your garden you can use 95% less water by creating an eco system for the plants and the fish. We’ve been vegan now…


Vegan Split Pea Soup

On February 27, 2016

I’ve been making so many soups and curries this winter because they’re so great to start in the morning and just continue to add stuff throughout the day. I’ve noticed that I do this a lot more now since working from home. I can wake up, start a pot of beans, add some veggies an hour later, etc. But don’t…