Homesteading

We live, love and play deep in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia. In 2000, we moved here from Michigan on a complete whim, with a dream to leave behind the rat race and become self sufficient. We fell in love with a small enchanted cabin on 12 acres, blessed with fruit trees and berry patches and unlimited wildlife right outside the door. We organic garden, raise egg laying hens and strive to raise our family in a way that is natural and gentle on the earth. We believe in simplicity and are constantly working to be more self sufficient and continue working towards a sustainable future.

We feel very fortunate to live in such an amazing area and to be able to make a living doing what we love, while being at home with our children. Thanks for all of your support! The Enchanted Tree website has been online since ’98. My husband moved to his own website Tiemeyer Glass several years ago. We have been totally self employed for the last 15 years, supporting ourselves through our creations.

On Jan. 22nd 2013 we lost everything in a devastating house fire. We spent 5 months in temporary rental house, and then in June we purchased a RV and moved back to our land to rebuild. We spent 6 months living in the camper while our new home was being built. We began the new year, in a new home, with new everything. 2014, was our year to start over completely. 3 years later, we are finally beginning to feel as though we have come full circle and are slowly getting back on track with our desire/need to be self sufficient.