I was born and raised on a dairy farm in southwest Wisconsin until I was 8 years old. I always had a strong connection with the environment and wanted to live off the land. At Northland College, I met my future husband and together we have learned self-sufficiency skills and now have a country home, barn, and 21 acres where we can expand what we know and live more independently.
Together, we are passing down our knowledge to our 9 year old son who tags along with us in all of our adventures. Chickens, honeybees, a large organic garden (50 x 100 ft.), and hundreds of fruit trees and bushes complete our homestead and keep us busy. We are constantly adding on to our homestead and learning more ways to live self sufficiently.