Welcome to our modern homesteading blog. We’re the Mauer family. We live in coastal Virginia.
For a couple of years we spent a lot of time chatting about our desire to ditch the city life, stake a claim to a lovely patch of earth, pack up our brood & embrace the peace & quiet of the country. We decided to finally take the plunge & apparently the Universe was swirling in our favor. After only 24-hours of placing our Norfolk, Virginia home on the market, we received a full-price offer!
THINGS. GOT. REAL.
With quite a few strokes of a ballpoint pen, we were thrust, headlong into the excitement, chaos & “Oh my holy heavens above, what have we done to our lives” sentiment, that is certainly the headspace which accompanies anyone who embarks on such a life-changing journey.
This life is not always easy & it certainly isn’t always pretty. But, it’s ours. There’s no turning back now. Bees, chickens, turkeys, ducks, goats, gardens, food preservation & old house renovations are just some of the many ways we are cultivating a life we love from scratch.
Join us here on the blog as we experiment with homesteading techniques, work to establish & grow our little hobby farm & embrace the happiness of family fun amidst the breathtaking beauty of the back bay country, Virginia.
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The Mauer Family