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Hello! Welcome to the Harperstead!

I’m Merryrose, come follow along for inspiration, how-to, humor and getting your hands dirty. You can find an eclectic mix of homesteading (in the city no less), gardening, homemaking, cooking from scratch, herbs, natural health, motherhood, homeschooling, spoon carving ,sewing and whatever else we are learning on this crazy journey.

Cook from Scratch

Rediscover the art of cooking with whole, natural ingredients, creating meals that are both nourishing and delicious.

The Harpothecary

Explore the world of natural healing by crafting your own remedies from ingredients found right in your backyard.

IN THE GARDEN

Hi! I’m Harper!

My journey to homesteading is a story of transformation, a path that led me from the hustle and bustle of city life to the tranquil rhythms of the countryside. It’s a tale of embracing simplicity, sustainability, and the profound joy of growing and creating with my own hands.

Start Your Homestead

Embark on a transformative journey into self-reliance and sustainability, creating a life that’s in harmony with nature.

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Introducing my new Book

Grounded Roots

Laying the Foundations of Your Homestead Dream

This book serves as a comprehensive roadmap, taking readers through the crucial stages of establishing their own homestead. Beginning with the fundamentals of selecting the right land, the book delves into the essentials of sustainable living, from growing organic produce to raising livestock and implementing renewable energy sources.

Grow your own food

Cultivate your garden and reap the rewards of fresh, organic produce, sown and nurtured by your own hands.

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Grab a copy of my free

Annual Garden Planner

This book serves as a comprehensive roadmap, taking readers through the crucial stages of establishing their own homestead. Beginning with the fundamentals of selecting the right land, the book delves into the essentials of sustainable living, from growing organic produce to raising livestock and implementing renewable energy sources.

Cook from Scratch

Rediscover the art of cooking with whole, natural ingredients, creating meals that are both nourishing and delicious.

Homeschooling

Rediscover the art of cooking with whole, natural ingredients, creating meals that are both nourishing and delicious.