When they were newlyweds, Lois Clymer and her husband Jim had a dream. After visiting the gorgeous homestead of a young church couple, Lois and Jim decided they wanted to make their very own homestead filled with animals and children.
In this warm and candid narrative, Lois details how life eventually led her and Jim to build a homestead that celebrated the idea of self-sufficient living. In their homestead, they discovered a unique rhythm of life in bringing together family, farm animals, and gardening. Along the way Lois sold shares for her garden, learned to use an air hammer while building two tiny houses, became involved in politics, and gazed in wonder at amazing displays of the northern lights. Lois not only details the creation of different homesteads throughout the years, but she reveals the challenges she and Jim met along the way. This memoir contains the lessons Lois learned and the wisdom she gained as she searched for answers to life’s ultimate questions.