I’m Dawn, a young wife and mom learning how to live in a more slow and traditional way. My husband’s name is Evan and two kids are Cornelia and Theo. We live in a basement suite in the heart of the Fraser Valley, British Columbia. And we are the Scholings 🙂

I’m very passionate about going back to our roots of being self-sufficient, like our grandparents and their grandparents before them. They had so much wisdom about providing for themselves and living simply and I desire to embody that lifestyle. I want to be able to provide for my future family with home-grown foods and “from scratch” meals. I dream of the day where I might be able to raise chicken and rabbits for food and my babies will be covered in dirt from our vegetable garden. 

This is the space where I share rambling thoughts on all sorts of things, recipes, and any other little things that I’m working on or learning. My hope is that you can glean from what I learn and share. I give my best attempt to slow down from this crazy hectic world we’ve created for ourselves. Here is a place you can learn along with me to be self-sufficient and sustainable, whatever stage you’re at, if you’re lucky enough to already have land or even if you’re like me in a basement suite. 

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