When we had our two children, we sat with them for a few days before naming them. It seemed like we needed to get to know them a bit before assigning something as important as their name. And the same has been true of our homestead. Without a major river,creek, or other landmark to lend an obvious name, it was up to us to get to know the land. We wanted something that really fit; fit the land, and fit our sensibilities. And we finally hit upon a name that we like. It’s simple, easy to speak aloud, and yet it speaks to the work that we’re doing, planting seeds of a new life:
Acorn Hill Homestead.
This month, we’re also planting seeds of a new business: Acorn Hill Handcrafts. Inspired by the beauty of our homestead, and handcrafted with care and love, Acorn Hill Handcrafts will feature beautiful black walnut cutting boards, wrought iron coat racks and hanging rods, Waldorf-inspired woodcrafts, and more, depending on where our skills and inspiration lead us. We are anticipating opening our shop on February 1st, and I look forward to sharing it with you then!