Sarah Cuthill

Sarah Cuthill

Gold Rush Homesteader

by Sarah Cuthill

Sarah Cuthill lives with her husband and young daughter in an old Californian gold-rush town and is learning to be more self-reliant through gardening, animal husbandry, and making things from scratch. Sarah grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area knowing nothing of farms or farmers until moving to a small house on a rented quarter-acre lot in the Sierra Nevada foothills in her late twenties. By trade, Sarah is a potter, a painter, and a candlestick maker… well, scratch that last one. She also loves to take photos of her daily life on her family’s teeny tiny farm and all the animals that inhabit it.

Sarah’s life goal is to work toward a life where she knows where her family’s food comes from, how it was raised, how it was harvested, and to just get back to basics. Coming from absolutely no agricultural background whatsoever, she is taking big steps to learn everything from the beginning — sometimes it’s the right way, and sometimes it’s the wrong way. Sarah loves to share her successes (and failures) with others who are just starting out on their own homesteading and farming journey as well.

Sarah’s family blog, Frühlingskabine Micro-Farm, can be found at: