Hello and welcome! We are the Smyth family, living near Goodhope, MO. Life is full, often too full for blogging, but we’re also vlogging! We would love for you to join us on Youtube if you’d like.
This blog began in January, 2009 as part of a home school project, under the name Heavenly Homesteading. When the project ended, we decided to continue blogging as a way to stay connected with family and friends from afar and share little bits of our lives.
In the spring of 2015, Kip completed his Permaculture Design Certification through Geoff Lawton’s online course. Since then, our journey into a more sustainable way of life has been deeply inspired through permaculture design, hence the blog name change to “1000’s of roots”.
Our hope is to be able to share some real life perspective and encouragement with those of you out there who have also decided to step into the wonderful world of permaculture. We look forward to sharing our journey with you as we develop our design, create a family business along the way, and work to facilitate permaculture education and implementation in our community. We hope you’ll join us as we learn to not just survive, but thrive!