Suburban Homesteader From Down Under

| 5/3/2011 12:13:41 PM

Tags: Moving to America, suburban homesteading, chickens and community, Jane Gripper,

For a wannabe  greenie, organic gardener and part time healthfood tyrant,  life in the suburbs of Carmel, Indiana have been a far cry from  my recent home in rural  Austraila.

My husband, three children and I are new to this amazing country. We hail from Kangaroo Valley, Australia, where we built a modest, energy efficient, solar passive home, complete with organic veggie gardens, compost heaps,  water tanks, (where, in the driest continent in the world,  every drop is precious),  chooks (that's chickens in everyone else's language), goats, heat pumps, horses, native gardens ... the whole shebang. 


View from our Kangaroo Valley home


                                                                   The view from our Kangaroo Valley house 

Sophie Love
6/5/2011 4:52:23 AM

Jane, you are such an inspiration. Your enthusiasm, joie de vivre, calmness int he face of adversity and wildness - from children, animals, and community is awe inspiring. I have learned so much from you and in many ways, and every day, you are an inspiration to me. I am so happy to think that your knowledge, experience, wit and wisdom are now being shared with a wider audience. Please tell us more and allow us to share in some of your rants too! Love you long time x

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