Our family’s fumbling attempt to live The Good Life in suburbia; a story of trial and error…a lot of error!
We’re six humans, two cats, three goats, three ducks, many chickens and an ever expanding beehive trying to step as lightly on this gorgeous planet as possible while still enjoying the internet and good television. All this is made infinitely easier because we live in the most tolerant and fun loving suburb of New Brighton, Christchurch , New Zealand where the beach is only a block away and people truly embrace the idea that it takes a village to raise both a child and our goats.
This lifestyle of ours isn’t always pretty; There’s meteoric highs and the most cataclysmic of lows. Our intent is to share all these – our idiotic mistakes, glorious triumphs, outcomes both lucky and unlucky; and those thigh slapping, tear spurting, belly laughing moments that often follow all of the above – through this blog and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/unionhomestead.
We reckon everyday is a school day and, if you’re maybe pondering having a go at this lifestyle yourself, you will always be able to call up this blog and say with ultimate conviction, “At least we’re not as bad as them.”
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