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Backyard Homesteading

Learning to live off our land and being more sustainable are important life skills. When you grow your own food you have the choice to avoid all the chemicals that end up in our food. When done right, it can also be a big cost saver as food prices constantly rise. Homesteading with children is extremely beneficial for the children to learn simple things like where their food comes from while helping instill a love and appreciation for nature. 

Backyard Ducks

Ducks are a great addition to your backyard. They provide eggs and/ or meat, they are an amazing pest control and they provide free fertilizer.


There are so many ways children can benefit from being outdoors. It is our job to teach our children these life skills and to build a love of nature.


Creating a garden can sometimes feel overwhelming. But it is actually quite easy to start even on your apartment patio. Just go one step at a time.

green onions growing in a cup

A Few Words About Me

I’m Andrea and I am a mom, wife, Early Childhood Educator and a Backyard homesteader.

I have 15+ years experience as an Early Childhood Educator and a dream of my own sustainable homestead, I don’t have a ton of space but I have a backyard. So I planted some perennial and annual food crops, tried my hand at preserving, and hatched a handful of ducks, to raise as pets and food. I do this yearly with my children, teaching and encouraging them along the way.

It’s important to teach children about sustainable living not only so they can make healthy choices for themselves but to protect their environment, their community, and their future. They do this by developing skills and knowledge that helps conserve energy, reduce waste, and protect animals as well as the earth.

child running with ducks
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