If you love a back-to-your-roots lifestyle, using old-fashioned skills, and time-tested homesteading practices, you have come to the right place!
My name is Anja Eckert. I am so glad you stopped by! Keep reading to learn a bit more about me and my homesteading lifestyle.
Lets start at the beginning …
My German Roots
I grew up in Germany where my grandparents with their old-fashioned way of life were a big inspiration to me — unbeknownst to me at the time.
With a huge garden, they were mostly self-sustaining. They ate simple, healthy, and real food. They lived a very sustainable lifestyle.
My grandparents lived an organic lifestyle before that was even a word.
I was baking with whole wheat when even in Germany that was considered pretty “granola” 😉
Back to My Roots
In 1996, I moved to Northern California. My handy, handsome husband is my biggest supporter and my adult sons are helping a lot behind the scenes.
Most days, you can find me in the kitchen making food or thinking about a new recipe. Or recreating a German food or recipe that I can’t easily find in the US.
However, anything I do has to be simple and easy. I don’t like when things become complicated!
On this homesteading blog, I am sharing my passions and endeavors. I hope that you, too, enjoy learning about a more simple, beautiful, healthy, and sustainable lifestyle.
What You Will Find On This Blog:
- Simple & easy recipes that I’ve tested in my own kitchen that I hope you’ll try and love
- Lots of sourdough recipes and how-tos
- Homemaking, homesteading, and all sorts of DIY content
- An email newsletter where I share with you new recipes, Youtube videos, resources, products I love, and life updates every week
- Link to my popular online sourdough course
- All of my favorite products and tools that are essential to my homesteading lifestyle
More About Anja & This Blog
Our 1910 Victorian home has two gables (a gable roof is a roof consisting of two sections whose upper horizontal edges meet to form its ridge).
You will find a lot of instructions and beginner-friendly sourdough tutorials in this section: https://ourgabledhome.com/my-sourdough-recipes/sourdough-resources/
All of my recipes use real food ingredients. Making food from scratch and with love is how we keep healthy.