Firsthand Reports: Hand-Crafted Homestead

Firsthand reports of a couple who built their own hand-crafted homestead.



Lambs
Betsy holds a lamb.
Photo courtesy MOTHER EARTH NEW editors
Homesteading
Runo in the rye field.
Photo courtesy Betsy Erickson
Llama
Carlos the llama guards the sheep.
Photo courtesy Betsy Erickson
Hand-Crafted Homestead
Betsy and Runo on the farm her great-grandparents once homesteaded.
Photo courtesy Betsy Erickson
Sheep Shearing
From shearing to weaving, most of the work that goes into the couple's wool rugs is accomplished by hand.
Photo courtesy Betsy Erickson

















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