Welcome to our little slice of the world.
Cracker Homestead has been our dream for a really long time. I, Mrs. Cracker, grew up is Alva, Florida and have always wanted to raise my children in a small town, country way. Mr. Cracker grew up just north of me in Punta Gorda, Florida and had always wanted to be able to live on acreage. Our 5 kids love this life and I love sharing everything we learn along the way.
Outside of our homesteading journey, My husband and I spend our time working our “real” jobs on the ambulance, spending time with the slew of kids we have and working on building our party rental business. We fish, hunt, garden, raise animals for food, and make some of our own health and beauty products when there is time.
The point of this website is to be a place of community. Homesteading and living off the land looks very different here in SWFL than it does in many other places just in the United States; or even the south in general. I want to share our lifestyle with everyone who takes an interest and help avoid mistakes I’ve made and teach things I’ve learned. I will never claim to be a professional at anything. But, if I write about it, I’ve researched it intensly and have tried it myself.
My goal is to eventually set up a shop to sell farm fresh eggs, produce, meat, and homemade goods locally.