Teri Page writes about off-grid living, cooking, gardening, tiny house building, homeschooling and more on her popular blog, Homestead Honey.
She has a wealth of valuable information to share with anyone interested in sustainable, self-reliant, self sufficient living.
But it wasn't always that way. Back in the 1990's Teri was a love-struck college biology major who followed her boyfriend to a sustainable living skills center in Oregon. There she was bitten by the gardening bug.
Shortly afterward she and her husband rented a cabin in Oregon with acreage that allowed her do her own gardening. That led to chickens, ducks, goats, bees and pigs over the course of 13 years in the same location.
"We just learned by doing, " she says.
The couple moved to Missouri in 2012 with their two young children.
They've been busy setting up their new homestead, complete with a tiny house they built themselves, ever since.
In this interview, Teri shares her story and touches on some of the challenges she's faced as a homesteader. For instance, though the couple's businesses necessitate having high-speed internet, their home does not have running water.