About Me

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My tremendously supportive husband & I have 3 wonderful children, 1 dog, 12 laying hens, 2 dairy goats, 3 bee hives, and a 2000 sq foot vegetable garden on a small 1/4 acre lot in the city. In the center of it all is our small 1,000 sq foot house purchased in 2008 as a foreclosure that we fully renovated to host our growing family, home school adventures, and small home business (CozyLeaf.com). We have a desire to learn a path to self sufficiency finding ways to be good stewards of the resources God has given us. We want to learn to live with less as we laydown roots to our little homestead.

Books and Research

We love researching and reading and are always trying to find great books to sink into and get new ideas. This page is devoted to getting your hands on some of our favorite books!! We will let you know what books we love and how they have helped us.
Enjoy and have fun researching!!

Fantastic Book for inspiration and ideas on being self sufficient! I recently purchased this book in audio format from Audible.com because I love it so much!

We love this book for so many step by step guides and it has a ton of pictures! I have used this book for years and still find new tips and tricks every time I open it! The step by step instructions with detailed pictures are fabulous!

http://www.motherearthnews.com/ Mother Earth News is an absolute amazing magazine! Im SO excited every time we get an issue in the mail. Scroll to the bottom of the website and you can sign up for 6 issues for $10
http://www.backwoodshome.com/store/files/subs.html Backwoods Home!