I am a single mom of 3 children. I grew up a bit wild and a bit lazy in a very rural area in Washington, moved to the Willamette Valley for my teens and early 20's. Got married, had kids and got divorced. Moved back to that rural area into my parents house with them and my kids. I am now trying to get back to basics, work much harder, slowly learning an heirloom way of life so that I can sustain my family with good old fashioned values and skills. This site is my way of documenting our slow journey to a better life while living with my parents. If I can do it, you can too!