Tuesday, April 12, 2011


We are the Atwood family from upstate New York in the Finger Lakes Region. We are myself (Leah)-30, Mike-33, Andrew (Andy)-4 and Alexandra (Alex) who is 2 years old. We have a goal of building ourselves a homestead of sorts on my parents farmland that we can put a modest and simple house, a small barn and do all the food production possible. I keep hearing people say that this lifestyle is so appealing and as a born and raised farm-kid with my own family now, I couldn't agree more! It took me a little while to win my "townie" husband Mike over to the idea, but after watching Food Inc. and other like-minded documentaries on Netflix a couple times, he was completely on board. Much to my delight!

I decided to start this blog as a place where I can post our journey, what we learn, what we can teach, the resources we find helpful, as well as the joys and amazing new perspective that this kind of endeavor is sure to bring. Also, this is an open place for like-minded or even just curious people to gather, share information, encourage one another and ask questions. I am not a GREAT blogger, but I am trying to learn how to do things better. I also have a blog called "Living Today" http://my2littleatwoods.wordpress.com/ which mostly focuses on my journey in eating healthy, whole, REAL food, cooking from scratch for my family, recipes and method training when I find something great, and a new feature where I share products that I will put my name behind because it follows a more "Ma Ingalls" way of looking at the food we present to our family and the care we give them.  We hope to join us on this adventure and that you feel encouraged to start taking steps towards growing YOUR own eats too! You might not have a desire for animals and cheese making and the whole bit, but maybe you want to grow your own tomatoes, or carrots, or basil... or a while garden large or small! The possibilities for you are endless and it is one of the most rewarding things you will do in your life! God has provided land, a field, a small plot or a small pot, and an intricate growing cycle from seed to fruit for you, so take advantage of this wonderful gift!