I am an Orthodox Christian, father, and wanna-be farmer. I live with my wife, son, daughter, two dogs, ten chickens, and two ducks on 0.4 acres. I work full-time, and my wife is a full-time mother. We also have a 35’x35′ garden and a few recently planted fruit trees. We try to live simply, and produce as much as possible of what we consume ourselves, avoiding commercialism where possible. When we do buy things, we try to buy quality items that will be long-lasting and support our overall goals. Within that framework, I also try to buy American made when possible. I will share products on this blog that I have found useful, but I encourage you to develop your own framework for combating commercialism and materialism when you have to purchase something. Other posts will be related to micro-farming, sustainable agriculture, and homesteading. When I first started this blog, it was primarily focused on political and religious topics, and some posts of that nature will likely continue although it is no longer my focus here. If you’re new, I suggest you start with this post.