Lately it has seemed as though things have spun out of control. Our banks were so far into debt that they would have failed had our government not stepped in. The housing market and stock market have dropped alarmingly. Gas prices are high, and peak oil seems imminent. Millions of jobs have been lost, and our economy has suffered. Earlier today, President Obama spoke about the recession, saying "People may not have been prepared for how long this was going to take and why we would have to make some very difficult decisions and choices. And I take responsibility for that."
Even the weather seems to be acting weird. Deadly storms, floods, droughts, volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis - everything seems more intense, more frightening.
Now, more than ever, we need a safe haven - a place to go where you know you are safe and secure. My husband and I are starting small, but working our way towards financial independence and home ownership. This blog is going to outline my journey to create such a haven.
Some of the topics that are going to be addressed in this blog are urban homesteading, being a housewife, cooking healthy food from scratch, and learning the skills that are, for the most part, no longer taught to young women - how to be a good steward of the home.