March of the Ducks

Just wanted to share a little of the joy I get from my sweet silly ducks… ENJOY!!

We Found Our New Homestead Property!! Here’s A Sneak Peek!

Well… we couldn’t bring you along while we searched for our new homestead property because we found it already! After one week in our new location, we’ve found our new property and we close on July 16. Our new property has lots of flat, cleared, fertile land just waiting for us to plant gardens. There is a huge barn, pear trees, and even chickens! We can’t wait to dig our fingers in the dirt and start growing again! Enjoy this sneak peek! (I know I misspelled PEEK in the intro! I am so embarrassed!!!)

Goodbye to Our Guest Cabin!

We sold our guest cabin and 20 acres!!! It was sad to say goodbye! But we sold it to our friend who happens to be the brother of the guy we bought it from. He actually helped build the cabin to begin with. So it was a sweet reunion for him and a happy ending all around! Here’s a video about our goodbye… Our original 13 acres and main cabin are still for sale!!

Off Grid Property & Cabins FOR SALE! Homestead Tour

We’re selling our off grid property! This could all be yours! Check out our video tour of the property and everything it includes: 2 cabins, shipping container, barn, garden, 34 acres, trails, & more in Southeast Missouri. Our dog, Satchie (the sweetest pitty who is loved by people all over the world) makes her first cameo. Tune in for more homestead adventures as we move across the state and look for our new homestead property. Please subscribe and share!

BIG NEWS! We’re Moving!

Hey Folks, we’ve got some very big news! Hermit’s Way Homestead is MOVING!!! Blue and Craig fill you in on the big story… how, when, what, where, and why. Please subscribe and join us as our homesteading adventures continue!


In the morning You hear my voice,
And I lay my requests before You,
And I wait in expectation.
Test me, try me, search my heart,
And see if I offend Thee,
And lead me in the path everlasting.

(melody by Blue Tapp. Lyrics from Psalm 5:3 & 139:23-24)

Wisdom of the Woods

I never tire of standing still in the woods just basking in the magic of it. Every tiny element is a gift … so many layers of God’s handiwork inviting my eyes and ears to explore. My spirit breathes in sweet revelation of the magnificence of the God who created all of this. And I worship.

Narrated by Blue Tapp.

Off Grid Homestead Q & A – FULL INTERVIEW

Blue and Craig answer questions about the off grid homestead life: how they found their property, what are the biggest challenges, what are their future plans, advice for others wanting to live the off grid homestead life, and more! This is the full 40 minute interview.

The Magic of the Forest

I am mesmerized by the forest… by the intricacy of life in the woods. Every square millimeter teems with fantastic variety — mosses, insects, flowers, grasses, mushrooms, trees. Even the rocks are filled with ever changing life. Only the most magnificent God could create all of this from nothing. Woods are my worship. And my worship is simply to be astounded at how awesome is our God.

Merry Off Grid Christmas from the Hermitage!

Celebrate a Hermitage Christmas off grid homestead style at the Hermitage this year! Blue and Craig deck the cabin with Christmas decorations and solar powered lights, Blue does the tangled up in Christmas lights dance, Craig actually puts on his Santa hat, Santa’s reindeer stop by for a surprise visit, and we celebrate the most beautiful silent night of all… Join us!