So why the name Fraggle Rock Creek Homestead?
Well, if you remember the 1980s show, Fraggles were high-energy, raucous musical romp with lots of silliness. But even more important, the lived a simple life living off the land. The sought wisdom from Marjory the Trash Heap. Marjory is all about composting and reusing to not only better the gardens, but also to better our planet. I kinda feel like her. She was an oracle to the Fraggles. “I’m orange peels, I’m coffee grounds, I’m wisdom!” Marjory would say. This is what we hope to be to our grand-children.
Teaching forgotten skills that I really feel we are the last generation to teach the younger generations that our grandparents and great grandparents used every day. Teaching how to live in harmony with our surroundings and having a basic simple no-frills life striving to get back into nature with a more sustainable and self-reliant lifestyle living within our means and not killing ourselves just to survive.
Now picture this.
We purchased a home and land that IS a Junk Dealer’s previous home. It is a total Fixer Upper but the bones are good. Maybe the Doozers will come help us renovate it! 😉
It has a huge garden area with a compost heap that I plan on doubling in size and romping in daily growing our food and medicinals for our family and our animals. There is a creek running through the back acres, 2 existing wells on the property and the land is just the right size for us to be self-sustaining on with plenty to share. There’s even a partially finished log cabin on the back acres and a huge metal barn up front. And biggest BONUS? 8 out of 10 grandchildren live within walking distance and all want to be a part of this mini-farm adventure. (See where the high-energy, raucous comes from now?).
I want to raise chickens and milking goats and while learning all about what type of chickens I should start with, I came across these Silkie Chickens that I swear are from Fraggle Rock! Oh yes, they will be living there too!
So when trying to come up with a name for our little piece of heaven, Fraggle Rock Creek Homestead just stuck.
My goal is to share the journey and experiences of our family from the beginning in hopes it may inspire others to pursue no matter how small their homestead may be. You don’t need acres and acres. This can be done in some measure anywhere.
Our backgrounds coming into this are Architecture, Electrical and Engineering/Construction. And most of our kids are in construction also.
WE CAN DO THIS!