About Lisa’s Journey to Homesteading

Hello and welcome! I’m Lisa, the heart and hands behind this blog. My homesteading journey began nearly 20 years ago, not with land but within the walls of my home, where I embraced scratch cooking, a non-toxic lifestyle, and the art of preserving food. These foundational steps paved the way for a significant transformation in 2017 when my husband, two kids, and I found a piece of land in northern Michigan—a 5-acre plot we lovingly call North Heart Homestead.

Here, we built upon our homesteading roots with a no-dig garden and a chicken tractor for our 20 chickens. Not long after, we introduced Nigerian Dwarf goats to our family, adding another layer of joy and productivity to our homestead. Motivated by our growing passion, we cleared 3.5 acres of dense hardwood to cultivate a permaculture orchard and broaden our homesteading practices.

Homesteading, to me, is more than just a lifestyle; it’s about reconnecting with nature, building resilience, and rediscovering the traditional skills our fast-paced world often overlooks. Driven by this philosophy, I started this blog to share a wealth of tips and resources, aiming to empower your homesteading journey.

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Maximize Your Homestead in 2024

With My Free 40-page Homestead Journal Planner

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Whether you’re looking to start your first vegetable garden, curious about the basics of homesteading, eager to enhance your culinary abilities with homegrown produce, or ready to dive into the world of natural living and animal care, The Homesteading Way is here to support you.

Each category is filled with practical advice, resources, and actionable tips to help you thrive on your homesteading path. My mission is to not only share knowledge but also to inspire a community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about living a more resilient, sustainable, and connected life.

Introducing my new Book

Grounded Roots

Laying the Foundations of Your Homestead Dream

This book serves as a comprehensive roadmap, taking readers through the crucial stages of establishing their own homestead. Beginning with the fundamentals of selecting the right land, the book delves into the essentials of sustainable living, from growing organic produce to raising livestock and implementing renewable energy sources.