This is us

This is us.  Two people who fell madly in love one night and really never looked back.  We have two smallish children that have no desire to stay that way and are getting big faster than we can believe.  Our family lives in Grand Blanc MI, hardiness zone 5B, in a nice older subdivision.  We have a decent sized yard and are slowly changing it into being more than just lawn.  So far the neighbors seem happy with the change and one family is even putting their own garden in next year!
We got interested in Homesteading several years ago but it always seemed overwhelming.  In 2010 I decided to jump in and bought a ton of plants at the Farmer's market in Flint MI.  My sweet Jeff built me our first garden and from there we have both grown this small homestead on a suburban city lot we live on.  We are trying to set goals for ourselves that are attainable and that slowly change our habits.  The kids love that we have a garden they love eating healthy food and have really never known any other way of life.  We love to share what we know with the people around us including our friends and hosting classes with our local community education center.  It is always funny to me to hear 'I want to be like you when I grow up!' from the people around me. 

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