Hi, I’m Theresa, city-raised girl originally from Munich, Germany, who now lives small-town life, loves mountains, and the simple life in Colorado. Follow me as I explore this lovely state. And join me as I learn how to cook and garden, with tweaks for a modern working woman.
A little about my blog
I never thought that someday I would start a blog, as I sit well enough in front of a computer in my daily work. And I have never been interested in learning how to do gardening, or how to cook except basic foods.
But things changed when I met my boyfriend. He is farm-raised boy from Kansas, who told how his mom baked bread from scratch every day, and they got fresh food from their own garden.
He also urged me to find a hobby. Well, we have a hobby, cycling is a big part of our lives, and we have good opportunities for cycling on roads and mountains in here. But besides that, it is more like watching TV every night. So we believe that hobbies are what keep us happy, we look forward to that at the end of a long, stressful work days.
So with cooking, I prefer to follow a recipe precisely as written, but I’ve found that some experimentation is necessary to suit our tastes. My boyfriend is perfectly happy throwing whatever elements to the pan to see what works and what doesn’t. I don’t naturally have those adventuresome senses.
But just as I got more confident in the kitchen, I started thinking about other hobbies I could do with my hands. A break from the computer that’s constantly facing me at work is well needed indeed.
When we rented our house, I bought some seed packets to start a small flower garden. My success in growing tomatoes wasn’t that good, but it anyways encouraged me to try to grow peppers, and then lettuce. Now we have a mini vegetable garden in the backyard.
It made me think about beginning my own backyard “farmstead.”
I’m not sure how far I will actually go with my “urban farming” hobby. But I am interested in learning how to make pickles. 🙂
I invite you to join me in my adventures in homesteading. I’m going to get to basics and learn how to make things from scratch. I’m looking forward to the journey.