Welcome To Our Country Home!

We are a three generation family that left behind life in the big city to live the country dream. Since our move in 2011, we’ve strived to make ourselves more self-reliant and self-sufficient while embracing family-based living.

This blog is a spot for us to share our stories with other people who are considering modern homesteading, country living, or multiple generations living side-by-side. Specifically, we want to share our experiences in home education, home grown foods, home improvements, home landscaping and home cooking; all the while living in a multi-generation home.

We’ve grouped our posts into the following categories:

  • Home Improved - our adventures in turning a 23 acre property and a 150 year old house into our homestead
  • Home Landscaped - the trials and lessons in the maintenance and evolution of our gardens
  • Home Grown - how we work to produce our own food
  • Home Made - our favourite things to make, be they recipes, crafts, or carpentry
  • Home Educated - our journey through homeschool using the Charlotte Mason Method
  • Home Invaded - our personal stories of three generations living in close proximity

We hope you find Harrold Country Home a refreshing and honest site and choose to make it a place you visit often!

Part of our goal is to hear from people who know what they are doing who can help us get to where we are heading.  All the while hoping to help others make the move into the country or into being more self sufficient with less of the mistakes that we are making.  So if you would like to get an account to post comments, give us some tips, or ask us some questions just fire us an email and we will get you setup.

Recent Articles

Growing Organically - The Seeds

If you want to be a purist when it comes to organic gardening, it will take more than following a few principles. You need to…

Butternut Squash Loaf

We discover a new way to enjoy our harvest of Butternut Squash: baked into a loaf and spread with butter. Yum!

Cocoons and Chrysalises on the Front Porch

We raise moth and butterfly caterpillars on our front porch to get an up-close look at these beautiful creatures.

Mites, Weevils and Flies, Oh My!

You can’t live in the country without getting acquainted with bugs.

How to Fix a Grandchild's Sleeping Foot

Grandma helps her granddaughter awaken a sleeping foot and ends up arousing all her grandchildren.

Classic Literature Inspires Children

Classical Literature is invaluable for the home educator and is a treasured possession in our home.

A Golf Cart for a Go-Kart

The Little Harrolds let loose on the golf cart when no one is watching... or so they think.

Where We Grow Our Veggies

Find our how we grow our vegetables in raised beds and an old hay field.

Population Fluxes Within Backyard Flock

Our flock of backyard chickens endure some erratic weather and new arrivals.

A Garden For Butterflies and Hummingbirds

Our latest garden project is a garden of native flowering plants chosen specifically for winged pollinators.

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A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. Benjamin Franklin
The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. Gilbert K. Chesterton
Home is the nicest word there is. Laura Ingalls Wilder