My husband, son and I left behind the “American Dream” and opted to try and make a life in Central México in 2007. We have had our share of joy and misfortune in our efforts to make this life a reality, but we always try to remember that it’s the journey, not the destination that is life. Within this blog, you can find some of the highlights ( and lowlights) of our journey.
One of our goals is to become self-reliant and reduce our eco-footprint in our world. Recently our efforts were recognized when we were chosen as one of the Star 2014 Modern Homesteaders sponsored by Mother Earth News. We also consider ourselves stewards rather than owners and to that end, have had many lovely relationships with dogs, cats, horses, goats, sheep, ducks, turkeys, chickens, donkeys, and rabbits.
We live in a sparsely inhabited area on the fringe of el cerro (no man’s land) in La Yacata outside of Moroleon, Guanajuato. Human greed and politics have allowed our community to be defrauded and left without running water, electricity, and sewer. To that end, became active socios (members) of our community association with the main purpose of improving the quality of life for residents of La Yacata, although we have been unsuccessful in our community improvement efforts thus far.
The Flores Family