About

Hello, I’m Teri Page.  Thank you for visiting Homestead Honey!  In October, 2012 our family of four packed up our Oregon homestead of 13 years and moved to Northeast Missouri, where we are creating a radical homestead on 10 acres of raw land. We are creating and cultivating organic gardens, and planting food forests while we camp on the land, building our off-grid, 250 square foot home.

The decision to move to Missouri and start a homestead from scratch was not an easy one, but it came from a strong desire to live in close community, to own a piece of land on which we can grow our own food and live in harmony with nature, and most importantly, to live simply and without debt, so we can spend more time as a family, doing what we love.

What I love is gardening, raising animals, knitting, reading, Waldorf Education, musical theater, dance, backpacking, and spending time with my Homestead Husband and my two little ones, ages 2 and 5.  I write about these things and more on this blog.

Thank you for joining me!

25 thoughts on “About

  1. Hey Teri and Brian – this is Dan and Deb. We also have a farm blog on wordpress!! It is fun to journal our adventures. I look forward to reading yours! Hope you are all doing well 🙂

  2. You’re doing what my husband and I are dreaming about. We have a 20 month old daughter, whom we’re going to Waldorf homeschool, and we’re saving up to buy some land for our little homestead. I’m happy to have found your blog and I look forward to reading more.

      • We’re torn between our desire for warmer weather (and a longer growing season) and our home-state, New Hampshire. We’ll most likely end up here in New England–but it’ll certainly take us longer to save for land.

        • I grew up in New England myself, so I appreciate the beauty there! A nice long growing season is also great; we had the ability to year-round garden in Oregon and I really miss those winter greens!

          As for cost of land, it’s the main reason we moved to Northeast Missouri. Land prices are around $2,000 an acre, as opposed to $10,000 an acre in the area we left.

    • Thanks so much for reading! I’m sure your dream will happen for you. Sometimes it doesn’t seem to look like what you expect. I certainly never imagined living in Missouri after being a West and East Coast gal for 37 years, but here I am! Good luck with your dreams!

  3. I like your blog and I think it will be fun to watch your progress. Me and my husband are planing to start our own homestead here in Iceland with my brother and his family. We will probably have to wait for 3 years for our youngest to finish school since we are not aloud to home school. Children here in Iceland are only by law in school til they are 16th, after that they choose what they want to do about school. But if the opportunity will arise before three years are up we will jump at it and just find a way.

    • That sounds like a great plan Anna Kristin! In the meantime, you can be searching for the perfect land, reading up on different aspects of homesteading, etc. This winter has been a great opportunity for me to do a bit more research into many different topics while we waited for the weather to clear enough to build!

      Best wishes on your homesteading! Let us know how it goes!

  4. I always enjoy learning about people who have made a commitment to living a simple, back-to-basics, natural lifestyle. As much as I enjoyed reading all of your posts, I think the best part of your site is seeing the smiles on each of the faces of your family members! It’s one thing to be self-sufficient, it’s quite another to be happy about it.

    Thank you for taking the time to post about your adventures!! Please continue!

    • Thank you so much for your comment. I really agree with what you’ve written. If this lifestyle didn’t benefit our family, we would probably stop. Seeing our kids in nature every single day is one thing that brings me so much joy.

  5. I am guessing you address this in your blog, which is extensive and which I have only started perusing, but it might be nice to include in the “About” section as well: How did you overcome the financial hurdles of homesteading, both starting and continuing? I am wondering if you homestead full time or if you or your husband work part time (or full time) in town. Obviously you are happily “living on less,” but you also have obvious real expenses. If there is a post already addressing this, maybe just a link to it? Thanks!

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