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Grow Naturally, Nurture Freely

Hi there! Welcome to Weekend Homesteaders! We're thrilled to have you join us on our journey towards sustainable and joyful living. I'm Tammi, alongside my husband Steve, and our lively companions Finnegan, the spirited Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog, and Nova, a delightful Dachshund/Terrier mix. Our adventure wouldn't be complete without our beloved flock of chickens and our busy bees who play a central role in our homesteading activities.


My background is as diverse as it is dynamic. I have had various roles throughout my life such as a web designer, cord blood educator, doula, and more. I've ventured through realms including law school, massage therapy, and even Reiki. Each step has enriched my understanding and appreciation of living a connected and fulfilling life.

The inspiration for Weekend Homesteaders sprang from my deep-rooted passion for nature and self-sufficiency. After a challenging phase post-divorce, where I grappled with financial instability, I found a turning point in 2011. A new job that came with invaluable personal and business coaching sparked a transformation, leading me to not only stabilize my life but also to thrive. This turnaround instilled in me the drive to share and empower others with the knowledge and skills to cultivate their homesteads.

Today, I cherish the life I've crafted. Working from my home office, I'm greeted by the sights of nature and the sounds of my chickens and bees. My dogs and cats keep me company as I balance my professional commitments with my passions—gardening, making soap, canning, and helping others embrace this rewarding lifestyle.

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By Simply relaxing, being quiet, breathing and having a heartfelt intention to help another being, you create a sacred space. In this space, all things are possible.
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The Heart and Soul of Weekend Homesteaders:

Weekend Homesteaders is about more than just backyard farming; it's about transforming lifestyles through sustainable practices. At its core, the business is driven by a passion for connecting people with the earth, teaching them to cultivate their own food, and nurturing a love for gentle, friendly chickens that become not just pets but part of a family's daily life.

What Sets Us Apart:

Unlike many homesteading businesses that focus on maximizing production or selling products, Weekend Homesteaders is built on the foundation of personal experience and genuine lifestyle change. Starting from scratch, we have learned the ins and outs of homesteading by living it day by day. Our approach is grounded in real-life experiences, making our advice, products, and community support relatable and realistic for everyday individuals and families.

The Driving Force Behind Business Decisions- Our Why:

Our "why" is simple: to share the joy and fulfillment that comes from homesteading and to make it accessible to everyone, regardless of their background or living situation. We believe that everyone has the potential to grow their own food, raise happy chickens, and contribute positively to the environment. Our business decisions are guided by the goal to demystify the process, provide encouragement, and create tools that make homesteading feasible and fun for everyone.

Our Mission:

At Weekend Homesteaders, our mission is to empower individuals and families to embrace the rewarding world of backyard chicken keeping as a cornerstone of sustainable and self-sufficient living. Created from a deep passion for sustainable practices and the joys of raising chickens, we guide and support our community in integrating these remarkable creatures into their lives. We provide the expertise, resources, and community support necessary to raise healthy chickens, manage their care, and maximize the benefits they bring to homesteading—from fresh eggs to natural garden fertilization. Our goal is to make poultry care accessible and achievable, demystifying the process to encourage more households to start their journey toward food independence and closer ties with nature. By promoting a lifestyle where you can grow naturally and nurture freely, we aim to reconnect people with the land, even in urban and suburban settings, sharing the profound personal and environmental benefits of sustainable living.

Our Vision:

To transform every backyard into a thriving homestead where families grow together, chickens thrive, and sustainability meets everyday living. We envision a world where individuals harness the simplicity and richness of homesteading to foster healthier, more self-reliant communities. Through education and innovation, we aim to demystify poultry care and organic gardening, making these practices accessible to all, regardless of geographic location or prior experience. Ultimately, Weekend Homesteaders seeks to lead a global movement toward environmental stewardship and sustainable living, rooted in the joys of closely connected, natural lifestyles.