My wife and I are raising five daughters, all whom we hope to cultivate into gritty, independent women who know what they want and how to get it for themselves. They are beautiful, intelligent, kind girls who have enough spirit and imagination to follow their mother and me headfirst into a life for which none of us us really very well prepared. We're going to count on the expertise and support of our friends who have already begun a similar journey as we muddle through everything from chicken care to engine maintenance and vegetable gardens to firearms.
You're probably going to be baffled by some of the decisions we make and roll your eyes at some of our mistakes, but I hope that all of you enjoy our lives as spectators as much as we enjoy them as participants. Feel free to ask us why we did what we did or give us friendly pointers about how to do it better the next time. We're learning as we go because life is too short to wait until you've figured it all out to get started.