it all begins at the cabin

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“Two things revolutionized my life: moving to the countryside

and falling in love.”

-Nick Love

“Going to the mountains is like going home.”

-John Muir

About Me

I’m Elizabeth, the creator and author here at The Whistling Rooster Homestead. I’m building a homestead from scratch in the mountains of North Idaho with my dear husband and our highly capable kid. I love to share our experiences here on the blog and I hope you enjoy them too. Thanks for stopping by!