• Photo of a red Swedish Cottage in Oregon surrounded by big trees and a cottage style garden with a rock path

    Tips for dealing with homesteader burnout

    Homesteading is a beautiful way of life, full of simple pleasures and tangible rewards. It takes us back to our roots and can be infinitely better for our health; reasons why so many people have gravitated towards this lifestyle. But in our modern era of social media and curated content, homesteading can easily be overly romanticized.

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  • Photo of cottage style flower bed in front of a red Swedish Cottage

    How to landscape Swedish Cottage Style

    When we bought our homestead in November 2020, it was the beginning of Winter, the landscaping was dormant and dead and we were entirely focused on getting the interior of our cottage to a livable state. And I use the term “livable” loosely. We lived…

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