Hi there! We are the Basye Family. My name is Jodi and I am a born & bred country girl, with a “homestead” state of mind.
My great grand parents were homesteaders in Eastern New Mexico in the early 1900’s. This pioneer spirit must have been passed on to me in my blood because I’ve always had the desire to live a simpler life. To remove myself from the rat race of modern culture and enjoy the simplicity and hard work of my ancestors. God has blessed my heart’s desire because here I am, the lucky wife to a rugged mountain man and the mother of two crazy little toe headed girls, building a homestead style life in Alaska.
We just recently moved from our 10 acre hay farm in southwest Colorado to the interior of Alaska working to capture a more simple way of life. We are doing our best to reclaim that “homestead state of mind”, by living as self-sufficiently as possible. We hunt, farm, forage, garden, preserve food and stock up for winter.
I horde mason jars, have a deep love for cast iron cookware and the only stove/oven in my house is a wood cook stove. I am also an essential oil and herbal remedy junkie with no hope of recovery.
Come along as we walk through this adventure in the last frontier!