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Welcome to Our Homesteading Journey!

We hope you enjoy our story. On this site we talk about our favorite recipes, our ongoing journey into the homesteading world, and other related topics. was started in 2015 as a means to document our story and we have over 300 articles and recipes.

If this is your first time here, you may not know where to start… So we have created this page as a guide.

Who we are:

We are a family of 4 (mom, dad, daughter, son) who started a small “homestead” just outside the City of St. Louis and have since moved 75 miles west onto an old 19 acre homestead.. which we are currently turning into a working farm called Rugged Root Farms. For a bit more backstory, Take a look at our About Us page

Mariah ( a.k.a Ryia or Ry) Harner

The primary writer on this blog, Ry is the resident chef on our homestead.

Tom (a.k.a. Tomithy) Harner

The sometimes editor on this blog, Tom is the tech guy.

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