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Hi! I’m Ricki

 Summer 2013

And These are my Fur Babies

 Little & Lily

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a homesteader. Little House on the Prairie style homesteader. Only with running water, electricity, internet… you know the modern necessities.

Growing up, my mother was a modern-day homesteader (don’t tell her I said that, she would be disgusted). She made quilts, clothing, and various other crafts. She gardened like crazy and canned our food. If she needed something built, she did it herself and dragged her children along for the ride.

My summers were spent installing sprinkler systems, building decks, planting (and maintaining) gardens, and canning our own food. Winters where for refinishing furniture, sewing our clothing, and quilting. And through it all we still managed to have an amazing childhood. She taught her children that no task was too difficult.

This blog is about how I’ve applied the skills I learned growing up to achieve my dreams. So join me as I embark on my version of the Modern-Day Homesteader.

20 Random Things You May Not Have Known About Me

  1. Little has a seat belt, and sits in the front seat
  2. I once went shoe shopping and left a cheese burger on the seat with Little – it was still there when I got back from buying shoes
  3. I love Ice Cream and prefer to have more than one flavor at a time
  4. I can’t stand it when someone leaves a cupboard door open, and have to close it.
  5. My favorite tattoo on my body is the word Believe on my right index finger
  6. I currently have 4 tattoos – and am saving for another
  7. I sometimes suffer from an un-diagnosed version of OCD
  8. You can tell my enjoyment level of a movie by how many times I pause it to go do something else…
  9. I’ve never read the Harry Potter series… sorry to all the Harry Potter fans out there
  10. I often talk when watching movies, but get annoyed if you answer any question I ask during the movie.
  11. I dislike paying for things that I know I can make for less
  12. Shortly after being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease I was diagnosed with severe depression, I’m currently in the process of treating both.
  13. I’m a Taurus
  14. For as long as I can remember, I’ve hated Hydro. Love electricity, hate paying for it. My mother has the same issue with water, so it kind of runs in the family.
  15. I realized one day that I was on a never-ending roller coaster and if I didn’t do something now I wasn’t going to survive. The following month, I moved to a town where I knew no one. All by myself (OK well I had Little & Lily, but other than that…). Some call this brave, but to me it was a matter of survival. Best decision I ever made.
  16. I live in a small village on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Population 300
  17. I am currently in the process of working my way through the adoption process.
  18. My home hadn’t been lived in for 10 years when I moved in.
  19. I spent 2 years as a vegetarian.
  20. My back yard boarders crown land.

For me the name for my blog was the easiest thing to decide on. Questionable because I always want to know how or why. Homesteader because that’s the goal.

As of July 2016 my All Time Top 5 Posts Are:


DIY Butcher Block Counter | DIY Quilt Ladder | $2 Menu Board | DIY Shelves | Welcome Sign 

So grab a cup of coffee, pull up a chair, let me inspire you, and maybe if I’m lucky, I’ll even get to know you a little along the way. 

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4 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I came over to your site as I saw your name on Susan’s Living Rich on Less Facebook page. I thought the questionable was funny. (It is!). On your list of “About Me” things, the one I can relate to the most is that you are addicted to/love fast food but deny it. Don’t we all? 🙂

    I’m going to look around your site now!

  2. Hi Ricki

    I love your excitement. This is a great introduction to you. I feel as if I know you a little bit already. I am looking forward to getting to know you better as I read through your blog. How frequently do you post?

    Remember that achieving our goals is a process, not really a destination. As long as we are moving forward, even if that is not something that others can see, but we know we are, then we are making progress. Do you have a dream board? I had one years ago. I told my husband that we need to make another one, because we actually accomplished most everything that was on the previous one.

    I look forward to visiting with you more.
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    • Thank you Regina. I’ve been trying to post at lease once a week, but am thinking about upping that to twice a week as my kitchen is now close enough to completion that I can actually start cooking in it 😉

      I don’t currently have a dream board in my house, however I do have something in my place that I can use for a dream board. Thank you for the suggestion. I think it would be fun to watch as I complete everything on my board.

      And I too will look forward to getting to know you more. Thanks for stopping bye.

  3. Hi Ricki – I had a giggle when I read this….I sooo relate. the whole starting-the-blog thing is fairly scary isn’t it! good luck with the farm! sounds idyllic (you’ll need some gumboots and a tin bucket…)
    I’ll definitely be visiting your blog again :o)
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