About Us

family homesteading off the grid blog
Hi there! We're Wendie and Todd, and we are the authors of the Unexplained Underfoot Objects Blog. Together with our four children, we run a homestead in New Hampshire, somewhere in Northwood. 

Unexplained Underfoot Objects is our way to reach out to the world and share our lessons. Whether with a new homesteader in mind, folks who are thinking of making the move to a sustainable lifestyle or even in connecting with old souls like us, we love writing it.

Our spread is a one-acre, lake-side piece of land, perfect for chickens, gardening, bees and the next project to come around the corner. As we live our ideal life, we have a unique environment in which to learn and grow.

We started with an urban homestead about six years ago, working as we could on a quarter-acre city lot with some degree of success. We learned a great deal, and eventually realized a way to live a better life. 

So, we simplified our routines, worked at becoming self-employed, sold our city house and headed off to take on this forever project of homestead living on an off the grid small farm.

family homesteading off the grid blogWe haven't looked back.

Between Wendie and myself, we run three of our own small business, and I find time to be an adjunct professor at our local community college teaching everything from critical thinking to creative writing. Each semester brings something different, and it's a real treat each week.

On top of that, we substitute teach in our school district... talk about fun!

On our homestead we raise Rhode Island and New Hampshire Reds for eggs, with a traditional Cornish mix brought in during the late summer for our meat flock. 

These get harvested in the fall to fill our freezer. We have two dogs, two cats cat, three guineas, and a Russian tortoise named Gus. As a blended family, we fill our lives with new ways to share the love.

We love to cook, bake, can, write, read, and spend time with friends. There is a woodshop on property where we can do most of our own repairs and have recently gotten into spoon carving. We prefer our Mahindra tractor over any other, and were smart enough to have ours fitted with a snow blower, cab and heater. It is New Hampshire, after all.

If you're interested in writing a guest blog for Unexplained Underfoot Objects, you can find out the details on our Guest Blogging page. If there's something else you have in mind, please feel free to send along an email to wabernathy23@yahoo.com. I'm looking forward to meeting you!