About Me

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.

I’m a Canadian living in Iowa married twenty-three years. By day I work as a CPA and on  weekends I find time to volunteer, grow food, and start a new business called Living Simply. For fun I read and review cookbooks.  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.

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.

This blog is dedicated to my great- great- grandfather Manuel (4th generation farmer) pictured here with my great-great-grandmother. Many many years ago now he bought his first farm in Ontario, Canada and soon after helped to frame his first barn–his pride and joy. Shortly afterward he contracted pneumonia and refusing to rest properly died at the young age of 40.

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Profile- Kim 2017 2018

2009-2018 a blog by kim van der werf