Once a firm believer in the “American Dream” and “having it all”, I spent many good years of my life successfully climbing the corporate ladder. However, giving up time with my family and chasing the almighty dollar finally caught up with me…emotionally, relationally, spiritually and physically.
It wasn’t until 18 years ago that I made the correlation between “time” and “stuff”. To acquire more “stuff”, you must continually give up parts of your “life”. Almost overnight, my enthusiasm about my career and current way of life began to diminish.
After seeking God’s wisdom, my husband and I decided to made a radical lifestyle change. I left the workforce. We became a one-income family who took the next three and a half years working to get completely out of debt.
Becoming “counter cultural” by using cash and being frugal, we were determined to live on what we made and not incur any new debt. We saved for most everything we needed, including cars, or just did without.
Today, our goal is to be “grid free” and self-sustaining. We are modern-day homesteaders who aspire to combine the “tried-and-true” methods of the past with the technology and knowledge we have today. Join us on our journey!
The Morrises live on a small farm in rural Ohio with their children, growing number of miniature donkeys, chickens, goats and lazy Basset hound.