Category: Blog

  • Experiencing a Miscarriage & Processing Grief

    Experiencing a Miscarriage & Processing Grief

    Disclaimer the things written in this post come from my own personal experience. Each person is different and processes grief differently. Each miscarriage is different as well.  In honor of the precious little feet that didn’t get the chance to walk through our garden. May you rest easy little one,…

  • The Power of Our Words and Why What We Say Matters!

    The Power of Our Words and Why What We Say Matters!

    Over the last year I’ve come to the realization that our words have power. You can research and see the different experimental studies that have been done on plants. An individual will verbally speak to two identical plants. The plant that has negative things spoken to it dies, while the…

  • Lessons Our Kids Have Learned Since Becoming Homestead Kids

    Lessons Our Kids Have Learned Since Becoming Homestead Kids

    Homestead kids are children who grow up on a homestead or farm where they learn practical skills and valuable life lessons. These kids are often surrounded by animals, gardens, and fields, allowing them to gain an appreciation for nature and sustainability. Homesteading also teaches kids the importance of hard work,…

  • Recap of the Indiana Homesteading Conference

    Recap of the Indiana Homesteading Conference

    The Indiana Homesteading Conference held its second annual homesteading event on Oct. 21-22. It’s loaded with amazing sponsors and vendors who help make the event so great! We’re thankful for each of them.  The event founders take great pride in who they choose to speak at these events. They invite…

  • Every Homesteader’s Worst Nightmare Happened to Us | Animal Loss

    Every Homesteader’s Worst Nightmare Happened to Us | Animal Loss

    ** Trigger Warning, this post is about animal loss.** Homesteading is a fulfilling lifestyle that requires dedication and hard work, but it also comes with its own set of challenges. One of the most heart-wrenching challenges is homestead animal loss. As homesteaders, we rely on our animals for food, companionship,…

  • Finding Joy and Blessings, even in the Little Things

    Finding Joy and Blessings, even in the Little Things

    It’s almost been a year since we moved to our new homestead. Often the advice that is given when you move, is to not do much the first year. To really just watch your property and see what things do naturally. How does the water move or sit? What native…

  • Welcome to the Wolterman Homestead

    Welcome to the Wolterman Homestead

    Our mission is to bring together and build a community of individuals who are enthusiastic about sharing their passions, knowledge and experiences with one another. We’re Dylan and Meagan Wolterman. We’ve been homesteading about 7 years. We’ve definitely learned a lot over the last several years. It was an experience…