Welcome to the Village Homestead!

You may know me from my other blog, Everyday Life for Four Seasons. Perhaps you know me from the UU church or the Farmer’s Market or my neighborhood or homeschooling activities. Or maybe you don’t know me at all yet. Regardless of where you’re coming from, welcome to my new blog, the Village Homestead. Recently I moved to the cutest little village in upstate New York (coming from a different small town in NY… not a far drive, but it’s a far way in terms of our way of life). I have been keeping Everyday Life for Four Seasons for five years and with this move, I decided to start anew.

Here at the Village Homestead I’ll share with you the ins and outs of daily life as the crafty, homesteading mother of two young homeschooling children. Now that I’m settled in, I’m excited to order chicks (to supply our eggs) and bees, and introduce them to their new homes this spring. I’m looking forward to planning out my garden and preserving the harvest. It’s still cold here, so I’m likely to share with you my knitting projects as they develop. I’m still unpacking my sewing machine and supplies and when everything is out of their boxes you’ll be the first to see the exciting things that roll off the machine. Do you like to cook? I do, and I promise to share my recipes, results, successes and frustrations with you. It’s a good thing I like to cook because my oldest daughter (more about her in a minute) is allergic to all kinds of foods. When I say allergic, I mean honest-to-goodness allergic. She can’t eat dairy, eggs, nuts, corn, peas, raw fruits and raw veggies. So yes, that means no Mac n Cheese for my kids. But we are exploring innovating therapies, and I’ll tell you about those as they come up.

Speaking of my children, I have two girls: ‘A’ is 6 years old and ‘H’ is 4 years old. They’re as different as Night and Day and both so loveable in their own way. They’re both homeschooled and we are very lucky to have a thriving homeschool community here. If you’re curious about homeschooling or want to know how it works for us, stay tuned.

I’m excited about this new venture and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you. Any comments you make will be answered and I’ll do my best to answer questions. Cheers to a new beginning!



4 Responses to Welcome!

  1. Pat McEvoy February 8, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    Hi Jillian,
    Beautiful blog–I’ll be checking in to see how Life in Galway unfolds…XX Pat

    • Mama Jillian February 8, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

      Thanks Pat!

  2. Grandpa Neal February 8, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

    Looks great.
    Does this mean I can stop looking at Facebook and stick with the blog in order to keep track of my granddaughters?

    • Mama Jillian February 8, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

      soon enough they’ll have their own blogs for you to see! First they have to learn how to write.

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