I am educator, a gardener, an environmentalist, and a fiscal conservative, whatever that means today. I grew up in a high-tech community, but my most important influences were my grandparents, who were born as the twentieth century dawned and learned how to survive through two world wars and the Great Depression. I hope that this blog honors their memories.
I started this blog after numerous discussions with people, especially folks who were just starting out on their own, who wanted to know more about cooking from scratch, gardening, and the environment. I cherish how the blog has become a discussion with other people interested in sustainable living, all providing their own wonderful insights, recipes, and stories.
Where is our little homestead? We live on the edge of the Ozarks in north-central Arkansas. At a bit more than 5 acres, our place is big enough to feed ourselves when we get ready to take that step. For now, we grow as much as we can right here and trade and buy from local farmers for everything else we can.
As for the recipes on this site, unless I state otherwise, they were born right in my kitchen, from years of cooking, reading cookbooks, watching cooking shows, and a lot of trial and error.
You can reach me at ozarkhomesteader AT yahoo DOT com. I don’t check this email address daily, though, so leave a comment too if you want to catch my attention a little faster.