The Barefoot Homestead sits at the top of a 9000’ mountain high in the Rockies.  We do a lot of things here at the homestead.  The Mr. has a full-time job down in the city.  He likes to mill wood, cut trees, and build things.  Jr. is home schooled, likes pond hockey, participates in 4H, and is an awesome, outgoing kid.  I love taking care of my family and animals first and foremost.  I enjoy sewing, crafting, and DIY projects.  I love cooking, baking, and decorating cakes.   I seriously dislike wearing shoes and socks.  :p

We have a myriad of animals here at the Barefoot Homestead. Our furry friends are 3 large dogs.  A Husky / Chocolate Lab mix, a purebred Golden Retriever, and an Akita / Belgian Malinois mix.

We also raise poultry and waterfowl.  Our flock consists of my hens and rooster, 2 pair of geese, a handful of ducks and a couple turkeys.  Jr. also has some pullets and a few ducklings. We usually have a bunch of roosters that come with different shipments from the hatchery we use.  We also raise broiler chickens.

We are learning to garden more and live a more self sustaining lifestyle.  I love DIY projects and saving money on things.  I make our laundry soap, hang dry when I can, and just finished up my first compost bin for my first garden.  This summer I plan to grow as much food as I can and have my first outdoor garden.  I taught myself to water bath can last summer.  I make our own “wet” dog food, they LOVE it!

I hope you enjoy our journey in learning how to live a more sustainable life and have fun doing it.

  4 comments for “About

  1. Charissa Brannan
    May 21, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Enjoyed reading your bio tonight!!! Hope to read more a little later. Thanks for all you do.

  2. Hannah Wherry
    December 30, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Hi there! I got your information from your Sampson family neighbors and would love to learn more about sustainably raising goats. I am looking to organize a project to help poor villages in China sustainably raise goats to provide for their families. I would love to hear from you and any advice you have to give. Thank you!

  3. Brenda
    February 8, 2016 at 9:27 am

    We recently relocated to your neck of the woods and so excited to learn we have an experienced homesteader in the neighborhood. We are ‘wannabe’ Steaders and can’t wait for spring so we can get started. Love your website. It is an inspiration as well as a great learning tool. Hope to see you around the mountain soon, bg

  4. May 22, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    Good evening!

    I just found your blog after searching for raising chickens in the mountains. My wife and I just bought a property in Conifer and are interested in chickens, greenhouses, etc. I can’t wait to read more of your blog.

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