Are We Weird? Help a Sister Out.

I have a lot of friends and family who read this blog, and often wonder what they think of our views. Am I a weirdo? Are our beliefs a bit too far from the mainstream?

What about all this gardening stuff?

And who makes their own yogurt anyway? Seriously.

Sometimes I wonder if when I talk about some of the things we have planned, or our latest hair-brained ideas my family and friends are thinking, "Oh, seriously. Not again."

I mean, I know John thinks that about 99% of the time. 

Regardless of what's going on in the back of their brains, I have surrounded myself with supportive friends. You people are the ones who encourage us to fly our freak flags high, baby!

But what about our friends who don't understand our priorities? 

Admittedly, my family is a bit crazy, and not everything they do is exactly "conventional" either, so I have a feeling they are open-minded to our views. And my cousins are some of my best friends, so our ideas are usually met with high fives and/or chest bumps.

But what about the family who doesn't 'get' where all our eclectic interests came from? 

I know there is a niche of loyal readers out there who are totally into the whole homesteading, sustainable living, locavore, green movement. There's obviously no worry that I'm a weirdo to any of you knuckleheads. Ya'll are my favorite. You give us great ideas, motivate us to tackle a big project, steer us in the right direction when we are clueless, and make light of our failures that would otherwise discourage us.

But what about the readers who are, um, less than encouraging? 


For those of you who are diggin' what we're up to, give us some advice about what to say when people ask, "So what's this blog thing all about?" or "So are you a hippie and eat organic food or something?" We really want to hear from you!


  1. I think that you and John are awesome to tackle all of this. I'm trying to take smaller steps to be a better person for the environment. You are the one that has sparked this in me. :) Thanks for teaching me a thing or two! You keep making your own yogurt and I'll continue to buy mine and recycle the containers!

  2. You are no weirder than I am. I make yogurt too! :) Love my thrifty and sustainable ways and reading about how others do it helps keep me inspired and boosts my enthusiasm. I really enjoy your blog. Keep up the great work!!

  3. Thanks for the words of encouragement, ladies!


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