Homestead Uncensored

The world of eccentrics collectively climaxed as Viggo Mortensen personified the holy spirit of renegade parenting.  Campfire jam sessions after dissecting literature. Survivalist children referencing Trotsky.  Harvests in vintage Mason on reclaimed plank shelving; is that spring water you sip from a chipped mug?  This is the dream…

Sorry my satellite internet went out as it often does.   I was saying…

This is the dream world where one gets lost in fantasies of a life purge and move to the wilderness with a vintage hardshell and turquoise typewriter.  Just imagine the Instagram photo.  So many likes.

Is it that minimalism convinced us that one spoon per person is the path to enlightenment? Perhaps Pinterest has brainwashed us to believe that life in a glowing elk skin yurt is the appropriate response to adulthood.  Or maybe, in 2017, families are prioritizing self-reliance & simplicity over modern conveniences like organic gummy worms & indoor plumbing .

Whatever the motivation, it’s crucial to ask some very important questions before taking the first steps off grid. For starters, after the prayer flags are hung around the yurt, where are you going to poop?  I´ll leave you to meditate on that.




Where it all started a year ago




  1. Brenda Thacker · October 23, 2017

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  2. Natalie - NK from FB · October 22, 2017

    Living the dream baby! Even if it is filled with creepy crawlies, dirt, blood, sweat and tears. There’s nothing quite so good as truly living life! Having grown up spending my weekends on my parent’s hobby farm where we got drinking water from the creek down the back in two buckets, used two 44 gallon drums and a lot of digging for our dunny (didn’t have to meditate on that one for too long), and ate our dinners off the makeshift bbq plate my dad made placed over an outdoor fireplace made from old bricks, I think I have some appreciation for what you are doing. 🙂

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    • SarahSass · November 12, 2017

      All beautiful stuff, Natalie. Where is this hobby farm? Do you still make time for the wild?


  3. Nuanna · October 22, 2017


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  4. oconahua · October 22, 2017

    Following…..we moved to a rural area 3 years back. Will be interested to hear about your methods of insect control.

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    • SarahSass · November 12, 2017

      We are really fortunate when it comes to nuisance insects. With rainy season comes small biting flies which demand proper clothing but even now, at the tail end of rainy season, they are diminishing in numbers.

      Mosquitos are less of an issue here than they were in the city, same thing goes for roaches. Although, our tarantula population is significantly higher.

      Where are you located, Oconahua?


  5. Sheila · October 22, 2017

    I love this

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  6. Michelle · October 22, 2017

    Lovely work!

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    • SarahSass · November 12, 2017

      Thank you for encouraging me to write it all down 😀 ❤


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