Hello and welcome to my blog finn. This blog details my journey into urban homesteading and a more sustainable life. You will notice that it begins the year 2010, but some years, like 2010 and 2011, are pretty lean on posts. What I’ve done is kept those years and few posts in because they contain a piece of my family’s journey toward a more sustainable life. I’ve made private almost 200 posts that are a day to day diary of my family’s life. This was done for two reasons– one for privacy and two to better focus on what this blog has really always been about- food. My family and I are devoted to our community, to eating locally grown food, and to the never-ending process of forage and feast.
Besides my efforts at trying to keep my family healthy and fed I work as a CPA during the day and find time on the weekends to volunteer locally and grow food. For fun, I read cookbooks and review them in my spare time. I’m also what is affectionately called a domestic engineer extraordinaire. Besides the career gig, I love being at home cooking, baking and taking care of my family and household. My husband and I and our little family live in south-central Wisconsin.
Disclaimer- all opinions, expressions, and views are my own personal opinions, expressions, and reviews. Pictures and content are exclusively mine unless otherwise noted. Any change in diet should be under the direct care and supervision of a doctor. My blog is a work in progress and content changes monthly. The blogs I follow, share or link to may or may not share the same opinions, expressions or views as I do. The content of this blog is solely my opinion and is not in any way intended to harm or offend anyone.
My blog is dedicated to my great great grandfather Manuel (4th generation farmer) pictured here with my great great grandmother. Many many years ago now, my great great grandfather bought his first farm and soon after helped to frame his first barn-his pride and joy. Shortly after that he contracted pneumonia and refusing to rest properly died at the young age of 40.
2009-2018 a blog by kim van der werf
(wisconsin dells, wi)