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Modern Day Homesteading: A Story in Photos

Jul 31, 2014

by Camille Storch

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Camille Storch is a writer, woodworker, avid canner, and mom of two. She designs and crafts natural edge cutting and serving boards and sells them in her Etsy shop, Red Onion Woodworks. She also writes about ecology, agriculture, and the reality of her family’s modest but joyful life on her blog, Wayward Spark.

My husband Henry and I live with our two kids in a 500-square-foot, off-the-grid cabin at the end of a gravel road in rural western Oregon. We share our homestead property with a blue heeler dog, two lazy cats, five dairy goats (only one in milk), a flock of chickens, over a hundred hives of bees, and a whole lot of wildlife that moves in and out of the area. It’s pretty quiet out here, but it’s a great place to raise kids. Here’s a look into our life.

Henry’s Work

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Henry is a full-time farrier. He travels around three counties, trimming and shoeing horses of all shapes and sizes.

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Henry also has a thriving beekeeping business. He earns income off his bees by doing almond pollination in California and filling local pollination contracts for farmers growing crops like blueberries, blackberries, and clover. He has plans to start selling comb honey to restaurants and starter hives with Northwest-adapted genetics to hobby beekeepers in the next year or two.

Red Onion Woodworks

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I make natural edge cutting and serving boards and sell them in my Etsy shop, Red Onion Woodworks. Most of these boards are made from bigleaf maple (Acer macrophyllum) trees. I like to work with maple because it machines well, is super variable in character, and is readily available (sometimes from our own property).

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A lot of times, people assume that there’s a man working behind the scenes of my business, but the truth is that I do all the woodworking (and photography, marketing, shipping, bookkeeping, etc.) myself. I ordered a custom wood brand a while back, and it makes me so proud to see boards with my business name on them go out into the world.

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I finish all my boards with a food-safe blend of mineral oil and beeswax from our own hives. I like the idea of bringing a little bit of the natural world into people’s homes.

Baking

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Because we don’t have an oven in our tiny cabin, I bake a lot of bread in my barbecue. I shared my barbecue bread baking technique on the Etsy Blog a while back.

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Sometimes we sell excess rhubarb at the local farmers’ market, but we also like to eat a lot of rhubarb pies. This one is rhubarb-raspberry, using berries we picked at a local farm last summer and froze for the fruitless months. Because we don’t have an oven, I’ve had to figure out how to bake pies in my barbecue, and I’ve actually gotten pretty good at it, if I do say so myself.

Animals

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We have a flock of laying hens that’s often a little more free-ranging that we’d like. Sometimes we have to go hunting around in the bushes to find hidden nests full of eggs.

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Every morning while my doe Minnie eats her breakfast on the stanchion, I get a pail full of creamy goat milk. I’ve been raising goats for seven years, but most mornings, milking is still a joy.

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We drink some of the milk and use lots in baking, but most of our supply is made into cheese. We always have a container of rich and tangy chévre in the fridge, and I add a dollop of the fresh cheese to most meals.

Home Life

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Our house is pretty small — less than 500 square feet — but it’s cute and comfortable. At least seventy percent of the materials we used to build it are either salvaged, repurposed, or made from lumber that Henry milled from trees off our own property. We heat our home and our large greenhouse exclusively with firewood.

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We have an outdoor shower that Henry and I use daily, but our kids scrub down in our bathtub. We had to put the tub on the front porch because it literally couldn’t fit inside the house. Luckily, our closest neighbors are a half mile away, so privacy isn’t much of an issue.

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Nearly all the furniture in our house has been passed down from Henry’s dad, a professional woodworker, or we made it ourselves with wood from our property. We built this bed out of natural edge bigleaf maple lumber. Henry and I share this double bed and our kids share a twin bed, all in the same room. The under-the-bed drawers are essential for fitting a lot of personal items in a small space.

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What we’re doing here cannot and should not be a taken as a complete model for how to live this life. We’re planning to someday build or move into a “real” house, but for now, our current arrangement works surprisingly well.

Editors’ Note: Curious to learn more of the whys and hows of Camille’s homesteading life? Be sure to read this blog post on the ups and downs of homesteading in the modern day.

All photos by Camille Storch.

2 Featured Comments

  • meanjeanarts

    Jean from Meanjeanarts said 4 years ago Featured

    Wow, I love your life right down to the goats and the bees! I have always wanted to live in a sustainable manner in a little cottage with some acreage and to keep bees and goats, make cheese and collect honey. Your home is beautiful and your children are fortunate to grow up in touch with the natural world. Most of us have lost so much in isolating ourselves from the rhythms of what was once so elemental a part of all our lives. Thank you for sharing a glimpse into yours, and your cutting boards and trays are gorgeous.

  • marysworkshop

    Mary Wolf from marysworkshop said 4 years ago Featured

    Such an inspiring story! You certainly should be commended, Camille, for having the courage and vision to give your children such valuable gifts. The practical life skills and precious time that you and your husband are sharing with them will provide them with something rarely found in this modern busy world. I can understand your desire to have more room as they get older, but what wonderful memories you are making together now in your little cabin. Thank you for sharing this interesting peek into your homesteading lifestyle.

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  • presenttimeawareness

    Dina Louise from dinalouiseSF said 4 years ago

    wow! your products and the way you live is simply beautiful!

  • ArtyDidact

    Sharon Parker from ArtyDidact said 4 years ago

    What a beautiful and sustainable life you live. And your woodworking is wonderful! Your mention of the chickens being a little too free range made me chuckle. We have friends we met through a homeschooling co-op who moved out to a small farm not far from the city (they homeschooled with the Waldorf method, naturally). We would go out to visit and always enjoyed the chickens wandering around the property. They would find eggs in all sorts of odd places, and one time heard peeping coming from the hayloft! Oops. One time I noticed that they had bugs on their squash vines and wondered aloud why the chickens weren't in the garden eating the bugs (as a gardener, I figured the reason to keep chickens was for pest patrol). Sandra, the mom, explained that the chickens aren't very bright, but if she can get one of them into the garden, the rest would soon follow, so she scooped one up and gently tossed her into the garden. I don't remember if it worked, though. Fun post!

  • MegansMenagerie

    Megan from MegansMenagerie said 4 years ago

    I'm a huge fan of your work! So nice to get to look into your daily living. Simply wonderful!!!

  • valeriephoto

    Valerie from valeriestitchery said 4 years ago

    Really interesting to see how Camille is making this work, and it's nice that her family is taking advantage of this kind of life while they can, before the kids get too big.

  • maggiesraggedyinn

    Mary Robertson from MaggiesInn said 4 years ago

    Okay this post has just made me totally happy. I am here planing my little garden and thinking about my need to live a simple life. I am smiling. Thank you so much for the wonderful article. All aspects of your life is great!!!

  • kgpaintings

    Kirsten Gilmore from PaintingsByKEGilmore said 4 years ago

    I envy your lifestyle and pretty surroundings. My great grandparents were self-sufficient like you and it brought them through the depression. Maybe someday, I'll get there too. For now, I'll have to just enjoy your pictures and beautiful products. Thank you for opening your home to us. :)

  • genisepark

    Genise Park from genisepark said 4 years ago

    Simply beautiful, thank-you for sharing such a beautiful way to live. However, living in Montana that outdoor tub would not be so great for about 8 months out of the year! I would have to have it inside.

  • lcarlsonjewelry

    Liesl Carlson from lcarlsonjewelry said 4 years ago

    Marvelous!!! So beautiful.

  • LivingVintage

    LivingVintage from LivingVintage said 4 years ago

    Amazing! You make it look fun and easy.

  • revivalbancroft

    Moxie and Suzy from RevivalVintageStudio said 4 years ago

    Love this blog! It so great to see people getting back to basics, and living off immediate surroundings. The bread making on the bbq is something I want to try! Mother Earth is all we need!

  • meanjeanarts

    Jean from Meanjeanarts said 4 years ago Featured

    Wow, I love your life right down to the goats and the bees! I have always wanted to live in a sustainable manner in a little cottage with some acreage and to keep bees and goats, make cheese and collect honey. Your home is beautiful and your children are fortunate to grow up in touch with the natural world. Most of us have lost so much in isolating ourselves from the rhythms of what was once so elemental a part of all our lives. Thank you for sharing a glimpse into yours, and your cutting boards and trays are gorgeous.

  • picklehead

    Karina Pryor from picklehead said 4 years ago

    How wonderful! That bed is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing a bit of your lovely life :)

  • eastwitching

    Alison Fennell from eastwitching said 4 years ago

    Inspirational and purposeful - good for you both and your family. What an interesting look at your wonderful life - thank you!

  • BrianaEdelmanDesigns

    Briana from FoxburyAndCo said 4 years ago

    What a lovely story, thank you for letting us in to your lives for a moment. I love everything you all do, I live in the country also, there is nothing like those deep dark nights, fire flies, and the silence of the country. That bed is gorgeous!

  • EdelweissPost

    Patrick from EdelweissPost said 4 years ago

    “I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.” ― Laura Ingalls Wilder

  • prunellasoap

    Janell Anderson from prunellasoap said 4 years ago

    I love this, Camille! Such a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing!

  • betherfly22

    Beth Belanger from LovejoyEstate said 4 years ago

    I recently started following your blog Camille and am loving it. Thank you for sharing photos of your life(style) with us. It's so inspiring!

  • gardenmis

    Priscilla from Gardenmis said 4 years ago

    Thank you for the lovely glimpse into your life ~ Absolutely inspiring! :)

  • whatnomints

    Sasha from whatnomints said 4 years ago

    As soon as I saw this link on the FP I knew it had to be written by you!! Very nice! Of course I'm always taking peeks into your homesteading life via your blog, but it's great to see you guys featured here too!

  • rumpleshop

    Rumple from AnemoneReadsPaperie said 4 years ago

    that's so beautiful and inspiring, thanks so much for sharing! just looking at the pictures made me feel more relaxed and happy :)

  • peaseblossomstudio

    Caroline from AnchorRoad said 4 years ago

    Thank you for the peek into your life. Sounds lovely! :)

  • TheNorthWayStudio

    Maria B. from TheNorthWayStudio said 4 years ago

    Your way of living is absolutely stunning and inspiring! Not to mention your house is just gorgeous!

  • miasole

    monika popowitz miasole from miasole said 4 years ago

    Love the simple things like this, thank you for sharing.

  • atomicblue

    atomicblue from atomicblue said 4 years ago

    Tough, but rewarding in the end. My husband, seven year old daughter and I live in a 3 room 550 sq ft cottage. I too am always purging stuff! We live on-grid, as power is a mere $45/month. Dryer, on demand water heater, stove is propane powered. I love propane, it's great and efficient! I know exactly what you mean about social life. I'm totally there! It's very hard to connect these days, people just don't want to drive all the way out here. Loved the blog read on the link-a very realistic view as to life simply.

  • 4some1special

    4some1special from 4some1special said 4 years ago

    Wonderful story... an inspiration for many of us, I believe....We live in a small town in California and the story just made me to work harder on my little backyard "garden" :)

  • 4some1special

    4some1special from 4some1special said 4 years ago

    A wonderful story - inspiration for many of us out there :)

  • atomicblue

    atomicblue from atomicblue said 4 years ago

    Love it!

  • NaturalGlam

    NaturalGlam from NaturalGlam said 4 years ago

    Camille...your woodworking is so beautiful, I especially love your natural edge boards. Thanks for sharing ....you are such an inspiration to simplify and stay grounded. Peace and Blessings!

  • DarburyCottage

    Rosemary Wascher from DarburyCottage said 4 years ago

    Wow you go girl,, how nice it is to see that this life style can be done. I love all the picture's, it has such a sense of romance,don't get me wrong, in the past my husband and I farmed. I do know how hard it can be. Just a lovely article.

  • SimpleThymePrims

    ronda Tedder from simplethymeprims said 4 years ago

    It's a beautiful life Camille, thank you for sharing...how proud you must be!

  • JewelrybyDorothy

    Dorothy from JewelrybyDorothy said 4 years ago

    Lovely!

  • catchaleaf

    eva andrews from catchaleaf said 4 years ago

    A powerful story of hard work and real values!

  • rrcreationsbyr

    Rose from RealRemarkable said 4 years ago

    Very cool!

  • anaodesign

    Anat Peled from anaodesign said 4 years ago

    Inspiring way of life!!

  • BountifulWoods

    Colette and Kathlyn from BountifulWoods said 4 years ago

    Looking forward to reading your blog. Love your bread, pies, boards, and bed!

  • patruschka5

    Patruschka Hetterschij from Lebonretro said 4 years ago

    Wow! I would really love to live your life!

  • thevillagecrafter

    tammi from thevillagecrafter said 4 years ago

    wow, such beautiful work and a way of life i long for on somedays! you live in such a hidden, wonderful part of oregon!

  • jessgreenleaf

    Jess Greenleaf from GREENLEAFblueberry said 4 years ago

    I had too-free-ranging chickens as well. They were once spotted trotting down the highway.

  • RivalryTime

    Phil Jackson from NuptialNotion said 4 years ago

    Wonderful story and pictures.

  • StyleGraphicDesign

    Maria from StyleGraphicDesign said 4 years ago

    Oh this is hapiness!!

  • deekish

    Deeksha Lakshmi from TheColorWagon said 4 years ago

    I would love your way of life!! Your works are beautiful and your house and daily life are even more beautiful. I have seen a number of people homesteading back in India and they all love it. Its green and good for the environment, its safe and makes one happy too. Would love to read your blog.

  • DeathByVintage

    Jypyse from DeathByVintage said 4 years ago

    Such an inspiring story....I did this in the 70s, time to get back to the GARDEN! xoxo jypsye

  • fbstudiovt

    Laura Hale from FoundBeautyStudioArt said 4 years ago

    "A lot of times, people assume that there’s a man working behind the scenes of my business, but the truth is that I do all the woodworking (and photography, marketing, shipping, bookkeeping, etc.) myself." Hallelujah, sister! I was just having this discussion with another female builder a few days ago. It's sad and pretty offensive how often we get asked who made our pieces for us. Thanks for sharing your story, and your incredible lifestyle!

  • agebo

    Ann Cosgrove from acbcDesign said 4 years ago

    Beautiful photos, beautiful story, beautiful life! Great to see how you pull it all together and make such wonderful products! Kudos on the feature and continued success!

  • vulpeslagopus

    Aurelia Z. from AtelierZephire said 4 years ago

    You live a life of such tremendous dignity and beauty (and hard work)! Many congratulations for making it all work in such a graceful way.

  • ChickadeeShop

    Heather Long from ChickadeeShop said 4 years ago

    Knew this was you the second I saw the headline. Love looking at the photos of your lovely homestead. Makes me miss my days in OR so much. P.S. I LOVE my cutting board, although I haven't allowed myself to mar it yet. It stands on the mantel in our house.

  • betsybensen

    betsy bensen from betsybensen said 4 years ago

    A beautiful post, I so admire your work ethic!

  • bedouin

    Nicole from Crackerjackarma said 4 years ago

    an Oregonian myself ~ your world is familiar ~ Like you I love my home ~my dog, my craft. Your kids look happy, your space is beautiful and your all together doin the darn thing ~*~ cheers !

  • LittleWrenPottery

    Victoria Baker from LittleWrenPottery said 4 years ago

    Great to see such off the grid living, I'd love to get Beekeeping hopefully I will eventually!

  • GracefullyGirly

    Kimberlee from GracefullyGirly said 4 years ago

    Wow, I admire your lifestyle! I'm certain I couldn't make it work year round, but I do really admire what you do, especially baking in the BBQ. We just bought a cabin in the woods (no electricity, only water pumped from the creek with a generator) so I look forward to some of the same kinds of things you experience, but only the warmer months of the year since it gets buried in snow and no animals. I was just thinking today about the pies I will make there. I look forward to the time my daughter and I get to spend together just living a simple life. With an unplugged lifestyle we will have lots of time to ponder and make/bake food from scratch. I do have an old propane stove/oven to work on but I also have a REALLY old wood burning kitchen oven/stove there to try out. They never removed it when they put in the propane one, which is good because it will work for heat. I have the unique chance to experience a cabin but most of the week we will be in our normal house in town with plenty of internet and electricity so I can work my sewing machines. But it afford me the opportunity to spend the long weekends away at the cabin! I just love your cutting boards!!! And the colorful staging is so eye catching. I've had a number of people assume that my husband did all the wood and electrical and tile work at our house, but it's me. Funny the assumptions some people still make. : ) Congrats on a fabulous lifestyle and shop.

  • richdon1

    Rich and Dona from TheCottageMouse said 4 years ago

    Amazing how simple you make it all seem. I could never make a bread like that in my new fangled oven. Wonderful and warming story...

  • mazedasastoat

    mazedasastoat from mazedasastoat said 4 years ago

    In my country a traveling farrier earns a lot of money. Why anyone would want to inflict outdoor baths on small children during bitter Oregon winters is beyond me. I've lived off-grid, with no electricity, cooking over an outdoor open fire, only the water we could carry. It's great for consenting adults, but a miserable & lonely existence for children. I was slightly disappointed that what I thought would be an entertaining article turned into an advert for your Etsy shop... but I find I'm being disppointed by Etsy's attitude more & more often these days.

  • chicagolandia

    Ann from chicagolandia said 4 years ago

    My dream is to spend a year living in a small cabin near the coast in Maine - this looks so heavenly, though I'm sure living like this isn't for the faint of heart! Great article - love stories about living simply, green living, and repurposing goods for the home.

  • TreadleLady

    Donna Kohler from TreadleLady said 4 years ago

    Loved your story, Camille! Will have to visit your blog to learn more, would love to see the kitchen and do you have a traditional outhouse? Since I was a little girl I've idealized the months we lived in a little house in a valley in Ohio, no electricity, we dipped water from the creek but it must have been hard for mother with no washer, dryer and using a wood stove till Dad bought a kerosene stove. My sister and I had great adventures and played make believe because there were no other children around. I have to have electricity now, can't live without my MacBook but it's been 20 years since I've used electricity to sew. Your children are going to have incredible memories and that alone is worth it.

  • BonTons

    BonTons from BonTons said 4 years ago

    What a wonderful story. Love your sustainable living. Thanks for sharing

  • modernbird

    Laura Flavin from modernbird said 4 years ago

    Hi Camille ! So wonderful to read your article. I also love to hear how inspiring you are to so many people. Peace, xo, Laura

  • najmsmith1

    knits by Nel from Knitsbynel said 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing.(:)

  • Blucha

    Erika Price from Blucha said 4 years ago

    Thank you for this fascinating article and glimpse into your world, Camille! Sounds like an idyllic lifestyle - living simply can be very hard work but very rewarding - you deserve your successful shop!

  • NirvanaRoad

    Lisa from NirvanaRoad said 4 years ago

    Wonderful feature!

  • littleshopofphotos

    Michele Iljazi from OneDecember said 4 years ago

    So wonderful!! Your work is gorgeous and I admire your lifestyle. A great feature; thanks for sharing!

  • TheRobinsTree

    Robin from TheRobinsTree said 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing this lovely, inspiring story.

  • papersparrow

    Andrea Lauren from papersparrow said 4 years ago

    This is a wonderful story with beautiful imagery and an equally attractive shop! Great feature

  • haruaki

    Tiffany Key from resinjewelryHARUAKI said 4 years ago

    Impressive!

  • theresatron

    theresatron from TheMonstersLounge said 4 years ago

    Arg! Woman, you must be my homesteading soul mate! It makes me panic sometimes thinking how reliant people have become on outside agencies like gas and water and Walmart. And in such a short time! I mean, what teenager is taught how to sew or grow vegetables anymore. These are critical to survival, not just individually but for us as a species. We've only just started to turn things around and it isn't as easy as my papa and nana made it look but we've learned so so much and its SO SO fun!! We can't wait to get a little extra yard space and maybe add some chicks to our family. We want to get to a point where if space aliens come and suck up all the grocery stores and electric companies we won't feel like the world has ended ;-D

  • AutumnLeavesJewelry

    Carolyn S. Miller from AutumnLeavesJewelry said 4 years ago

    Real honey!!!

  • recycledwares

    Nerrissa W from RecycledWares said 4 years ago

    This is absolutely amazing! I have always wanted to live a simple, home grown life - I'm jealous. I live in the city, so my first step is to grow a veggie garden which I just started digging this year. A far step from what you do, but still a first step toward my ultimate goal.

  • VelvetRevived

    VelvetRevived from VelvetRevived said 4 years ago

    What a lovely and peaceful post. I am beyond amazed at your baking bread and pies on your grill!

  • vintageclothingstore

    vintage clothing store from vintageclothingstore said 4 years ago

    Loved reading this wonderful story! Your work and lifestyle are amazing! Congratulations!

  • sterag925

    Melissa Moss Smith from sterag925 said 4 years ago

    It is great to see you living and appreciating the gifts God has given us all. You paint a beautiful picture of your family and life, I'm smiling here. All the best to you and yours. btw, your work is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  • ZorroPlateado

    Carole from ZorroPlateado said 4 years ago

    I so enjoyed reading your story. You have a beautiful shop...going to check out your blog now! Congrats on the feature!

  • cubits

    Laura and Ryan from cubits said 4 years ago

    Oh Camille! You know I love your bathtub and your bbq cooking is so inspiring! Thanks for sharing a little of your family's life with us.

  • oliveti68

    Oliveti from BeelineStudio said 4 years ago

    I am utterly inspired by your article...and life, it seems so beautiful and simple and makes me wonder at it all. I am not exactly an outdoors gal, but I so love nature and long to be closer to it. Thank you for letting us peer into your creative and gorgeous, sweet life.

  • xutian1

    ya mo from 2013color said 4 years ago

    Really interesting to see how Camille is making this work The most beautiful is natural Congrats on the feature!

  • OliveSpoonStudio

    Michael and Erin Waite from OliveSpoonStudio said 4 years ago

    Fabulous!! It's great that you are living like this now, while the kids are little. We all (4 of us) shared a bedroom for a few years, too, due to space issues. Though I love having our bedroom to ourselves, now, I very much miss hearing my little ones' quiet breaths throughout the night, and always knowing that all was well, without having to stir from my bed. Off to check out your blog!

  • fieldtrip

    Amy from fieldtrip said 4 years ago

    read your blog post on the day to day of homesteading! an important and realistic read for me. i've thought "romantically" about homesteading for quite some time - your honest perspective is helpful and enlightening.

  • margaretburns131

    Margaret from Sewinspiredbags said 4 years ago

    This looks beautiful, and similar to our "holiday home" in rural New Zealand - it's only a "holiday home" for now, where we go to once a month, but we will retire there. I love being off-the-grid, cooking on my wood stove, burning candles at night, using solar energy for the other necessities. Can't wait to get back out there ..... now I want to get an outdoor bathtub, and try to bake your bbq bread and rhubarb pie ! Thank you for showing your gorgeous pictures.

  • SoulRole

    Nancy Campbell from SoulRole said 4 years ago

    I can relate to so much of your lifestyle!We have been slowly building our off grid home/farm in Hawaii for 13 years while raising four kids and it is a challenge to say the least,but also so rewarding!I have loved your work for some time and now knowing the back story I love it eve more!Blessings and aloha to your family!

  • PyxusPassionProject

    Michelle Maynard from SimonesRoseBoutique said 4 years ago

    What a great post! Your work is gorgeous and your lifestyle sounds just wonderful.

  • HoodVintageandWool

    Elisabeth Ryan from hoodwool said 4 years ago

    thanks for sharing! I love the barbeque bread.

  • candjame

    Candy James said 4 years ago

    I loved every second of reading this - until the last sentence, when you said that one day you might move into a 'real' house. Camille, you and your family have developed a lifestyle that most of us are still dreaming about. You have the best kind of 'real' home imaginable and I hope you can stay there (maybe build a second bedroom for when your kids are teenagers!). You have what seems to me to be paradise. Thank you for making my day!

  • emily8150

    emily from emilyemilyjewelry said 4 years ago

    so quite and peaceful life the plants , the goat , dog ,and hourse , the chicken , and cute house , your kids . ourdoor shower , bread barbecue. and can know life is do what you like and want and believe . and also admire your independent , do all of thing with your busniess . good wishes for you and your husband for next plan of comb honey , and also your next wishes--built or move "real house " .

  • dominna

    Katrina Dzerkale from Dominna said 4 years ago

    Ou my, you are really living the dream. Amazing lifestyle. Amazing.

  • PoleStar

    Jennifer Juniper from PoleStar said 4 years ago

    This blog entry is one of my favorites yet. I really enjoyed your story, photos, and I checked out your blog. Your writing is very engaging and straightforward, I enjoy it, don't stop! I really love your photos as well, they tell a great story (even castrating goats lmao! I actually yelled to my husband to come look and he said, 'that's nice. lol) Your shop is gorgeous, you are very good at what you do. I am marking a few favorites.

  • needleyou

    Leslie Richardson Dryg from NeedleYou said 4 years ago

    Neat life! Neat work too! Much respect! My husband is also a Farrier and actually went to shoeing school in Oregon. Thank you for sharing : )

  • COMERARTGALLERY

    Rene' COMER from SensingMajesty said 4 years ago

    Love this blog! Makes me miss my chickens, garden and homeschooling. Farm wise what we didn't have ourselves we bartered for with neighbors down the road. Thanks for bringing back some great memories! Your wood work is beautiful!

  • AbleAprons

    Erika Kelly from PortlandApronCompany said 4 years ago

    Holy Moly! Way to represent Oregon! I am so intrigued by your life! (and baking on the BBQ skills).

  • debvasbinder

    Deb Vasbinder from BabyCuteBaby said 4 years ago

    Camille: What a great life you have and great values that your children are experiencing. Family and togetherness - making great memories to last a life time!! Your bread and pies look amazing! Thanks for sharing your family and your story.

  • petuniapatch99

    petuniapatch99 said 4 years ago

    I share the sentiments of the "maggiesraggedyinn" comment...Your blog, its pictures and homey ESSENCE just made me happy tonight...Am planning to follow your blog from now on. (Simplicity is my NEW definition of Beautiful!)

  • kookubug

    Jackie from kookubug said 4 years ago

    Wonderful... Thanks for sharing

  • SassySisterVintage

    Kim Strozewski from SassySisterVintage said 4 years ago

    Can you spare some of that pie and bread? Beautiful blog post!

  • sarahmoon503

    Sarah from Birchmoonrocksfibers said 4 years ago

    what beautiful pictures! I also live in a very small house in the country with 2 kids, chickens, cats (gotta have mousers!) , but I never cooked a pie on a grill! Loved your story, definitely plan on checking out your blog. Best wishes!!

  • auntjanecan

    Jane Priser from JanePriserArts said 4 years ago

    Fabulous!

  • nicolesweavingart

    Nicole Neal from Dreamingacrestextile said 4 years ago

    I go to a local farm every Friday to get my produce, butter, cheese, and eggs, and have to maneuver around the chickens. I even got an egg once that had a baby chicken in it! Needless to say, no one had that one for breakfast. Too high in the EWWWWW factor. Great shop! I love natural wood products.

  • artlover2013

    Kay from ArtMeetsLove said 4 years ago

    What a wonderful and energetic person!

  • SpaceMauve

    Caroline Bee from SpaceMauve said 4 years ago

    very nice !

  • RuthGT

    Ruth from RuthsGreenTreasures said 4 years ago

    Great article. I grew up in a very small house on a farm; we had electricity but no running water, and a space heater (no furnace). Lots of good memories, and I would love to have a chance to do it again. Much harder work though as an adult than as a child. Love your story. All the best to you.

  • MamasHouse

    Sharon K. Shubert from GrayWolfGallery said 4 years ago

    Your children are adorable and look so happy!

  • lindylove

    lori graham from lindylove said 4 years ago

    LOVE every bit of this post. now how to decide which of all your beautiful boards to order...

  • SusanEastmanStudio

    Susan Eastman from SusanEastmanStudio said 4 years ago

    absolutely beautiful…i want to move in!!

  • imamaternity

    Donna Meir from imamaternity said 4 years ago

    your boards are so beautiful. you killed me with that rhubarb pie! yummmm

  • ikabags

    IKA PARIS from ikabags said 4 years ago

    Formidable !!! Love the simple things like this, thanks a lot for sharing with us this beauty !

  • starbellysneetch

    starbellysneetch from QuimbyPark said 4 years ago

    My,my ,my,...how lovely.

  • Agasart

    Aga from AgasJourney said 4 years ago

    Beautiful, beautiful and very, very inspiring story.This is how I and my partner would like to live in the future, away from the city. Fantastic way of living and gorgeous wood art works. Best wishes and good luck

  • PKBrownWoodworking

    Kaj Brown from PKBrownWoodworking said 4 years ago

    What a great life. Enjoy

  • peacesofindigo

    Dawanna Young from peacesofindigo said 4 years ago

    I just love this post. Camille, thank you so much for the peek into your world. Your cutting boards are just beautiful. :)

  • cosmiksouls

    joan kelly from cosmiksouls said 4 years ago

    Awesome feature !!! Thanks for the share :)

  • WitchingWildWood

    Bonnie Waller from WitchingWildWood said 4 years ago

    Great post... I grew up in the woods and it was the absolute best thing for my development- I hope to give my kids the same thing soon... will check out your blog!

  • breadandroses

    breadandroses from breadandroses said 4 years ago

    Waldenesque but lots more practical and sustainable. What a tremendous foundation you are giving your kids! Great cameo. Love it.

  • MariaHelenaPhoto

    maria helena from MariaHelenaPhoto said 4 years ago

    A brilliant post! Thank you for sharing! In addition to having posts about beautiful shops like these, Etsy could also have a 'one photo of your work' gallery to introduce multiple shops.

  • DivineOrnaments

    Carrie Story from DivineOrnaments said 4 years ago

    Amazing. My husband would love this!

  • pumpkiandmo

    Kathi from PumpkiAndMo said 4 years ago

    Such a lovely story - thanks for sharing these personal insights with us! I admire your courage to live like that, I think it takes a lot of that and, not to forget, the will to work diligently! Love the story!

  • kiamichi7

    kiamichi7 from kiamichi7 said 4 years ago

    This lifestyle can't be easy! But very fortunate and rewarding to live so intertwined with nature. I admire your family's determination, resourcefulness and gumption! Great shop and boards - thank you for allowing us this peek into your life!

  • JulieMeyer

    Julie Meyer from JulieMeyer said 4 years ago

    green with envy! not sure I could give up so many modern amenities, but would love to try it for 3-5 months to learn how to depend on myself more.

  • LaceGiraffe

    LaceGiraffe from LaceGiraffe said 4 years ago

    Thanks for sharing . It's a wonderful and inspirational story that shows how simple things make life beautiful. Best of luck with everything.

  • lesniakorientalrugs

    Mike and Jess from JessiesOrientalRugs said 4 years ago

    Sounds like a really cool lifestyle!

  • lmouer

    Lynsey from lmouer said 4 years ago

    What a beautiful story. I admire your lifestyle!

  • joliefemme

    Diana from joliefemme said 4 years ago

    Beautiful story! Beautiful photos! Beautiful life! Beautiful shop! Thanks for sharing this!

  • VintageLoot

    Jennifer Johnson from VintageLoot said 4 years ago

    Gorgeous boards!! Also envious but unsure if I could give up all of the modern amenities I've grown to love.

  • marysworkshop

    Mary Wolf from marysworkshop said 4 years ago Featured

    Such an inspiring story! You certainly should be commended, Camille, for having the courage and vision to give your children such valuable gifts. The practical life skills and precious time that you and your husband are sharing with them will provide them with something rarely found in this modern busy world. I can understand your desire to have more room as they get older, but what wonderful memories you are making together now in your little cabin. Thank you for sharing this interesting peek into your homesteading lifestyle.

  • H88255

    H88255 from HillarysSuperfoods said 4 years ago

    Wonderful post. Those cutting boards look like they work great! I love rhubarb (first photo) and I love that horse in the 2nd photo! Such a cute story :)

  • NicolasKnitKnacks

    Nicola and Jessica Belton from CelticKnittingCo said 4 years ago

    Great post and love the pictures and the story!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage from accentonvintage said 4 years ago

    I wish more people lived this way and then we wouldn't have so much pollution! Great work! Love your boards!

  • CharmingShopLove

    Marissa Howes from CharmingShopLove said 4 years ago

    Such an interesting way of life. I love the idea of going back to nature, and giving yourself with a cleaner self-provided lifestyle. It must feel incredibly rewarding. Love the cutting boards. They're gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

  • davidayers4

    david ayers from Sinkholeholler said 4 years ago

    I'm over the mountains in Cave Junction (Or on Huckleberry Gap in season). As soon as Etsy makes me flush, I'll order a board. I use a yardsale refugee now. It taught me that wood is easily rejuvenated and plastic isn't. I just scrape mine wet, with a single edge razor blade (A paint scraper might be safer). It'd take me forty years to use mine up. But, I'll still be getting one of yours, very soon. KIlove your site!!!!

  • PinesVintageClothing

    Pine from GoodOldVintageOnline said 4 years ago

    Beautiful post. The boards are stunning! I missed the post about baking bread on the grill and pie....omg!!! Have to go back and read that

  • xutian1

    ya mo from 2013color said 4 years ago

    So beautiful.

  • Nemki

    Nemki from nemki said 4 years ago

    This looks INCREDIBLY beautiful, romantic and idyllic. We don't really have this kind of homeschooling, rural culture in the UK but I can't help being a little bit envious of the children who grow up like this! I was very lucky to spend my childhood in a lovely countryside village and it's really impacted my life, I hope I can bring my future children up with a similar respect and love for nature. Well done!

  • Motleycouture

    Motleycouture from Motleycouture said 4 years ago

    Beautiful life! Sweet story! The bread and pies look so delicious!

  • peterzaitsev

    Peter Zaitsev from monartdeco said 4 years ago

    My God, how I love it all! Camille, you and your husband happy people! Congratulations to you!

  • patspottery

    Pat Parker from PatsPottery said 4 years ago

    I did almost the same thing in Wisconsin, 45 years ago, and it is rewarding, but a LOT of hard work. My hat goes off to you and your family and I wish you the very best♥

  • HoppittyAngora

    Marlene C. from HoppittyAngora said 4 years ago

    Love the picture of your farm. We have a flock of 7 laying hens too and I love the fresh eggs. The hens do a lot of foraging on our property, because the bunnies manure is placed on the compost heap which produces a lot of earth worms. The hens love them.

  • amysfunkyfibers

    Amy Gunderson from amysfunkyfibers said 4 years ago

    So Beautiful!

  • grapevineforge

    Jeremy from grapevineforge said 4 years ago

    as a blacksmith, I could totally go for a lifestyle like this. I love the simplicity of this living, and welcome the challenges. It would be difficult to get bored when you are surrounded by things that need to be done, and I love that

  • aressa

    aressa from OriginalBridalHanger said 4 years ago

    Great post...Love the simply life....Lots of work!

  • misschristiana

    Christiana Odum from YarnDarlin said 4 years ago

    I'm always intrigued by families who live in tiny spaces. I must say your space is mighty impressive! FOUR people in less than 500 sq ft? Way awesome!

  • raeine

    Lisa Schramek from raeine said 4 years ago

    Lovely post Camille. Thank you for sharing your work and your family. We live in an irregularily shaped 250ish sq. foot treehouse and I identified with your brief post about the outdoor shower! We have no neighbors in peeking distance. There is nothing like rinsing off the day in the breeze while watching a sunset. There are so many "typical" home features that are taken for granted.

  • PoetryofObjects

    PoetryofObjects from PoetryofObjects said 4 years ago

    You won't believe this! We have that same tub outdoors...same green! And...we have a wild australian cattle dog. Our house is I think about 1000sq. feet....an old house originally built around early 1700s. Of course I love this post! Beauty!

  • ThreeBarDGifts

    Monica from ThreeBarDGifts said 4 years ago

    Love, love your boards! They are so rustic! I enjoyed reading your story! Looks like a peaceful home you have!

  • openrangepres

    Jane from OpenRangePreserve said 4 years ago

    How wonderful! Your kids probably don't realize how lucky they are. I'm impressed - and rather envious . . . .

  • victorianwardrobe

    Rebecca Carroll from VictorianWardrobe said 4 years ago

    A very interesting lifestyle! My mom used to make rhubarb pie with strawberries! Your boards are beautiful!

  • aendee

    Ashley N. Dedin from aendee said 3 years ago

    "What we’re doing here cannot and should not be a taken as a complete model for how to live this life."- while that may be so, your lifestyle certainly serves as inspiration and this post is a beautiful reminder that there are SO many different ways to craft a meaningful life!

  • allisonshafer

    Allison Gross from OakLeafCrafts said 3 years ago

    This really is quite inspirational.... I don't know if I could do it, but I can pretend :)

  • ClassicMemories

    ClassicMemories from ClassicMemories said 2 years ago

    Horses, pies, baked bread, what is not to like? "-) Very nice to see your slice of heaven.

  • zoetees

    Shop Zoetic from ShopZoetic said 2 years ago

    Beauty in simplicity. Loved your story and your products!!

  • IndependentReign

    Janine from IndependentReign said 2 years ago

    Like an absolutely charming fairy tale! So simple and so wonderful! Despite living in the heart of New York City; I think I'm a "woodsy" gal at heart and would love to be surrounded by so much nature. Thank you for sharing your wonderful story and photos!

  • opendoorstudio

    Martha Layton Smith from opendoorstudio said 2 years ago

    been thinking about this a lot lately! just visited a sustainable farm.. and a community garden and both were amazing! would love to do this someday!

  • ajstewart54

    Andrea from BelleEpoqueCreations said 2 years ago

    Congratulation on your wonderful shop and good life in Oregon. I grew up in Oregon very close to where you may live. It is a wonderful place to live. Sad to say I no longer live in Oregon but love to read about your life there.

  • brendabordas

    Brenda Bordas from brendabordas said 2 years ago

    Inspiring story about the simple life. Love your products.

  • iheartfink

    kristen from iheartfink said 2 years ago

    Very inspiring indeed! thank you so much for sharing! sooo wonderful!!

  • Circa810

    Thom Aten from Circa810 said 2 years ago

    You are living the life I would love to live. This was the topic of conversation all weekend with amongst my friends and your feature will definitely be passed along to them. Beautiful work, beautiful feature and a beautiful life. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

  • Lucary

    Amy Fowler from Lucary said 2 years ago

    What a great life!! I'd love the minimalist life! What great pictures you have of your home.

  • pinksnakejewelry

    pinksnakejewelry from pinksnakejewelry said 2 years ago

    Great Post!! Thank you for a look at your families unique lifestyle! Amazing!

  • StillVintage

    StillVintage from StillVintage said 2 years ago

    This is a beautiful story

  • FourCornersDirect

    Four Corners from FourCornersDirect said 2 years ago

    What a lovely home and lifestyle! ♥

  • HabitNationUSA

    Rebecca and Daniel from HabitNationUSA said 2 years ago

    What a fantastic life! They say homesteading is living simply, but truth is, this way of life is hard work that the whole family must contribute. Bravo on teaching your kids life skills that they will carry into their adulthood.

  • sweetgnawthings

    Sarah Clark from sweetgnawthings said 2 years ago

    Amazing! Love this! We just bought a farmhouse and I've been delving into the world of homesteading. Great tips here!

  • NancyBukovsky

    Nancy and Frances Bukovsky from ObscureGems said 2 years ago

    What an inspiring story! Thank you so much for letting us take a peek into your life. During the summers we cook mostly on our outside grill to save our oven for the harsh winters, so we might have to take a look at some of your bread recipes! I make naan bread on cast iron, but I'd love to learn to make some new varieties.

  • BLCouture

    Bernadette Rothlisberger from BLCouture said 2 years ago

    I love this story. We also grow our own food and keep bees - we usually have enough veggies to can and give to the neighbors. I raised 6 children after a divorce and then married and my husband has 3 of his own. We now have 8 grandchildren. Most of the kids are grown and married and we are handing down our traditions to them. We love to do crafts and bake and raise our own food. My husband comes from a dairy farming background. We love love love our grill - we grill everything. My grandmother taught me to bake bread under our wood burning stove. I am also teaching the grandkids to sew and bake and we are teaching them to raise gardens and tend animals. We love our simple life style. We own a bridal shop in town so we get plenty of meeting and greeting people in our business and we also have ETSY shops - My husband is also a woodworker, but are so happy to go home to our family. We love to hear stories of other people who live off the land and work with their hands. Love it. Thank you so much for sharing

  • lannapants

    Bangkokpants Pants from bangkokpants said 2 years ago

    Simply and beautiful life !!!

  • flowerpekarhandmade

    leizel from flowerpecker said 2 years ago

    wow,i love to live a life like this,simple away of pollution,own grown food,omg how i wish someday,lovely story and so simple life,gergeous kids and amazing family..

  • elepantsshop

    Elepants from Theelepants said 2 years ago

    I love your life

  • ikabags

    IKA PARIS from ikabags said 2 years ago

    Such an inspiring story ! Simply and beautiful life !

  • sellenacarter

    Sellena Carter said 2 years ago

    What a truly heartwarming story. Your family reaps multi-times over from the simple pleasures life has to offer. How enriched you are. Love it!

  • amyschlossberg1

    Amy Schlossberg from FlyingArtGarden said 2 years ago

    I always find it interesting to see how people from different cities/countries live; in some ways the same or similar, and in other ways, very differently. I remember long afternoons walking around the mountain area of the Great Smokies with good friends in search of the next amazing waterfall and simple moments spent foresting for wild flower bouquets in New Hampshire last summer on the fourth of July weekend. You have brought these wonderful memories back in a way that I find myself wanting to create more of these fond memories with loved ones very soon! I am truly happy for you and your family to "brave the new world" out there! Hugs, Amy

  • JadeandBlaiseDesign

    Andria from JadeandBlaiseDesign said 2 years ago

    I like to see more families living the simple life. It shows how much we really need to survive. Pretty awesome.

  • BrooklynLoveDesigns

    Megan C from AlaskaBagCompany said 2 years ago

    What a great life you live, we live in the woods also and love that my sons playground is the forest. Your shop is lovely also :)

  • daniellelwalsh

    Danielle from ShopPaperGarden said 2 years ago

    Wow, this really blows my mind! Makes me think about all of the rest of us and how we could probably use a day in the life of you. Thanks!

  • VintageBeachQuotes

    VintageBeachQuotes from VintageBeachQuotes said 2 years ago

    The Good Life! Lucky, lucky kids:)

  • spaziocollective

    Anna C from SpazioCollective said 2 years ago

    Very inspiring! In difficult times like this for our Nature, it's so important to take responsability of our life...and it could be so beautiful and enjoyable. Your cutting boards are simple, elegant and essential as the life you show us. Thanks.

  • thriftyvicki

    Vicki A from thriftyvicki said 2 years ago

    I love your life...but it's not practical for me as I age, really....but it sounds like a little bit of heaven.

  • thriftyvicki

    Vicki A from thriftyvicki said 2 years ago

    Also, I've seen this somewhere before. Maybe in the magazine??

  • debvasbinder

    Deb Vasbinder from BabyCuteBaby said 2 years ago

    I said it when this article posted a year ago and I'll say it again - Awesome story and great life and memories for your little ones. Thanks for sharing.

  • felt4soul

    Nadia Morgan from Felt4Soul said 2 years ago

    Great story. Love the pictures. Thank you for sharing

  • AGORAA

    AGORAA from AGORAA said 2 years ago

    Marvelous products! Great story!

  • 2Crafty4You

    Renate from 2Crafty4You said 2 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your lovely story. Love your cutting boards and the simple life style.

  • woodlandwytchery

    woodlandwytchery from WoodlandWytchery said 2 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful!!

  • Raven2040

    Sandra Squires from SandrasSunnyShoppe said 2 years ago

    Oh my goodness. Those kids in the bath, their faces LOL. I grew up on a farm and can not CAN NOT WAIT! to get back to that life. Soon. Very soon <3

  • SimpleTraditions

    SimpleTraditions from SimpleTraditions said 2 years ago

    Wow, I loved this article!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • harrachglass

    Carol from HarrachGlass said 2 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your life in pictures! Your cutting boards look so nice and natural.

  • dressurdolly2

    Pattie from dressurdolly2 said 2 years ago

    Been a fan since she was a featured seller a few years ago! Way back then I was very impressed with her enthusiasm for the life she and her family has chosen! Thanks for another great feature!

  • hdcottageandlake

    Joli from ChicUrbanbyJoleigh said 2 years ago

    this is totally my favorite etsy story ever!!!

  • RAMJewelers

    Josh and Nichole Lamb from RAMJewelers said 2 years ago

    Absolutely living the dream my friends and your work is so beautiful. ANY home blessed with a little piece of you is lucky!

  • dirtybeehive

    Z from Dirtybeehive said 2 years ago

    Thank you for the inspiration! what a wonderful home and life you have.

  • brucepark

    Bruce Park from BruceParkArts said 2 years ago

    Nice work!

  • WildTravels

    Tyson from WildTravels said 2 years ago

    Amazing, truly amazing and inspiring... Kudos to you and your family!! This is something I am striving towards and reading your story is very encouraging. Thank you for sharing :-)

  • daydreamjewels

    Rosalia from daydreamjewels said 2 years ago

    Beautiful story and life style!!! Congrats :)

  • illuminativeharvest

    Jennifer Presler from IlluminativeHarvest said 2 years ago

    Truly awe inspiring story! I'm working hard towards being a homesteader myself! Great job!

  • SweetFaceInc

    Heather B from SweetfaceCelebration said 2 years ago

    What an inspiration! Loved your story - thank you so much for sharing! :)

  • 2bloomsdesignstudio

    Michelle from twobloomsds said 2 years ago

    Your work and your shop are beautiful. How resourceful to cook on a BBQ. Congrats.

  • meowbreath

    Jayne from PrettyPicnicVintage said 2 years ago

    This is my dream!! I love everything about this!

  • lowelowejewelry

    Lowe Jewelry from lowelowejewelry said 2 years ago

    Cool1

  • BetaVintageCasual

    Beta from BetaApparel said 2 years ago

    This is very inspiring story. Who would not like to live simple and natural life like that?

  • smilingrabbit

    Jessica from CreativeDollCrafts said 2 years ago

    Beautiful!!!

  • Motleycouture

    Motleycouture from Motleycouture said 2 years ago

    Read this feature before and I am still in awe!

  • forageworkshop

    Amy from ForageWorkshop said 2 years ago

    What a wonderful, inspiring story! As a fellow woman woodworker, conservationist and avid gardener I can really relate to your story. I will be daydreaming of owning my own tiny cabin in the woods ... :)

  • Jusadreamin

    Jusadreamin from Jusadreamin said 2 years ago

    Love your story simple is best WHAT A WONDERFUL LIFE your shop is awesome also

  • msama

    Moran from EYEtakePHOTOS said 2 years ago

    simply wonderful. all the best

  • ArtFashionCreation

    Toile La La from ArtFashionCreation said 2 years ago

    An excellent feature story - a great natural, wholesome, living off the land life... the very best! Lovely, lovely photos and that pie looks absolutely mouthwatering. A great story behind Red Onion Woodworks.

  • emiabella

    Diana Venezia from EmiaBella said 2 years ago

    Beautiful story, it is my dream life one day, I grew up raising chickens and baking cakes on a oven made out of two pans on the stove cover with some charcoal, now that I live in the US I have everything that as a child I couldn't have but I really miss those days of a simple life, thank you so much for sharing part of your daily life.

  • Lousje

    Marlous P from Lousje said 2 years ago

    Oh my! What a cute house! I love it :) Congrats on the feature!

  • landseasky

    Erica from landseasky said 2 years ago

    Inspiring!

  • mazedasastoat

    mazedasastoat from mazedasastoat said 2 years ago

    Excellent advertising to get this feature run again on Etsy's front page... but I'd be more interested in an update than a repeat.

  • veneziaart

    Carrie Venezia from veneziaart said 2 years ago

    This was such a joy to read! Looking forward to your blog. I really, really want that bread with the poppy seeds and some goat cheese please!

  • bestbudsbabysitting2

    Olivia and Abby from TinyForestPrints said 2 years ago

    Great post! Keep up the amazing work!!

  • TheSewingGin

    TheSewingGin from TheSewingGin said 2 years ago

    Such an inspiring story to see you can live a beautiful life without all the hustle and bustle.

  • EarthsTrove

    Not Made In China Finds from NotMadeInChinaFinds said 2 years ago

    Camille you are amazing and inspiring! You are very talented.It is awesome to see someone happily living their dream. I too long for a life less frantic doing the things that give me pleasure and fulfillment. Love your home and lifestyle, makes me even more determined to follow my heart. Thank you so much for sharing your story and brightening my day!

  • beautilulartist

    beautilulartist from WESTERNBRIDE said 2 years ago

    Love it !!! It is just like a story on the fabulous books. It is a lot much enjoyable and real physical life than the one the people are living today which they call it " modern life" on where everybody is becoming a slave of electronics...

  • Lillyan31

    Yilan Wang from Yilanworkshop said 2 years ago

    Happy always.

  • Opolis

    aimee from tinywildwood said 2 years ago

    very inspiring!

  • vilmane

    inese from pointartgame said 2 years ago

    Ascetically a simple and aesthetically beautiful!

  • EstateAurora

    AuroraHorton from EstateofAuroraHorton said 2 years ago

    Wow, amazing life! I love these!

  • since200850

    Wong Jenming from Tiswimy said 2 years ago

    So so nature, feel good, I love it, want to have one

  • divinecartomancy

    Bren from PsychicBren said 2 years ago

    What a Wonderful Life for your Children to grow up in. I am envious, I would love to this life outdoor living is where its at. I love your cutting boards as well. Thank you for sharing your Family Life with all of us. Bren

  • rdtg4054

    Tanya Gollwitzer said 2 years ago

    I do the same as you with the goat milking ,using it for all kinds of things ,soap butter ect..I love nature and the closer the better

  • snappedanddaubbed

    Megan Hirsch from HandCraftedbyMeg said 2 years ago

    What a great post! Thanks for sharing with us!

  • elisabergstrom1

    Elisa from FleurDeLisArtGlass said 2 years ago

    Wow! What a beautiful way to live!

  • mainsdefes

    Frankie Leclair from FrankieLeclair said 2 years ago

    Charming lifestyle :)

  • aviantijewelry

    Avianti Jewelry from AviantiJewelry said 2 years ago

    Love how personal this post is. I love it when people are super involved with their family and love what they do for work. Very cute kids and lovely home. Love your handmade cutting boards. :-)

  • lauraprill

    Laura Prill from lauraprill said 2 years ago

    captivating post...thank you!

  • RoxyRoundhouse

    Ella Wild from HeartJewelryAlways said 2 years ago

    that rhubarb-raspberry photo, i wants hungry till i had seen it. looks amazing!

  • BigPhilsEmporium

    Philip Lisle from BigPhilsEmporium said 2 years ago

    Hey thanks for keeping it real! Glad you dont have a political agenda or think the world is falling in on top of us. Ordinary HARD working people doing what they think are right. I appreciate your candidness. Wish Yall the best! Give the bees some love! Ever thought of construction hives from the beautiful wood that you have around you? Your craftsmanship I bet would be great in that field !

  • VanillaGrass

    VanillaGrass from VanillaGrass said 2 years ago

    Hi Camille!Thank you so much for sharing the story and the recipes!Incredibly inspiring life style,although it might be tough sometimes but also you all seem very happy!Much love to you ;o)

  • camrynfallon

    camrynfallon from ZenVintageCollection said 2 years ago

    Fabulous Life!!! Great Feature!!

  • MadebyGia

    Gia Gia from MadebyGia said 2 years ago

    Now I know what happens to lucky maple trees when they stop producing maple - they are transformed into works of art. Very inspiring.

  • OneLaneRoad

    Becky from OneLaneRoad said 2 years ago

    Yay Camille! Congrats on the feature! So very inspiring, as usual :)

  • biryudumhobi

    selma from selmahandcraft said 2 years ago

    Very nice!

  • hoffchenfarms

    Hoffchen Farms from HoffchenFarms said 1 year ago

    Your set-up sounds amazing! Very inspirational!

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