Thursday, February 5, 2009

A new favorite blog

Lately I've found so many "must-reads". I love reading blogs. Just when you feel like you're reading every good blog there is, you find a new fabulous little treasure. Eclectic Culture is one of those treasures. Why didn't any of you tell me about it sooner?

This blog is a journal of a normal homeschooling Christian family. Normal looking in every way. They wear pants and blow dry their hair, normal. They felt called by God to buy a farm smack dab in the middle of Amish country. They gave away all their electronic goodies, packed up and left the world they knew.

Their story and adventure as they deal with living totally off grid, getting to know their Amish neighbors, doing things like working for days with their neighbors cutting huge chunks of ice to fill ice houses and the women working in the house together to make the meals, just all of it is fascinating in every way. She definitely leaves most of us out here in homestead land quite jealous! Me at least. I admit to being somewhat obsessed with the Amish and the choices they make for their lives. I definitely learned things on this blog already that smashed a lot of my preconceived notions about the Amish.

Here's the link to a welcome post of sorts. It has the link to the beginning of their journey.

Go read. I started from the beginning and read post by post. It was a nice way to spend the evening with everyone asleep except for the sickie lethargic baby doll. Pray these sickies go away soon.


homekeeper4him said...

That has been becoming one of my favorite blogs too!!!! I would love to live right smack dab in amish country. I don't want their religion just their way of life. :) The way I want to live is so counter culture to everyone around me. It would be easier to live how we want within the amish culter versus where we are at.

BTW, I'm Cathy's friend. :)

Anonymous said...


Great blog. I'm glad you popped into mine so I could find yours.

We've been working on our little bit of land for 10 years. God has been faithful and we're finally reaching a point of self-sufficiency.

Your little ones are so cute. May they grow strong (mentally, physically and spiritually) as they watch and learn from you as you strive to please the Lord living on the land.

Many blessings.
Kim H