Harmony…population: 18

The hills are green…”top o’ the morn’ to you” green.  There are wildflowers I have never seen before.  They are blooming full of splendor and beauty.  Their colors are so striking against those green hills; and they dance, waving in the ocean breeze.  Oh yes, that ocean is just over those hills of green.  If you listen quietly you will hear the soft rush of water crashing on shore.

This scene is not from some far away land or out of a book.  It is the backdrop for one of the cutest little pit stops along the iconic Highway 1 between San Luis Obispo and Big Sur.  Or as we have the pleasure of calling it…our backyard.

This is the town of Harmony; population: 18. Continue reading “Harmony…population: 18”

We are the G’s

usHello there!

We are Dave and Elizabeth Gerszewski.  We know… that name is a mouthful!  “Dave” and “Elizabeth” are all you really need to know. Hey, at least our first names are easy!  We are writing to you from the central coast of California.  Our cottage is nestled in a quaint, seaside village halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

The Sprouted Cottage is all about getting back to the skills and mindset of a bygone era. You know, the stuff your grandma used to tell you stories about. You’ll find articles that show our lifestyle as a young family finding the balance between quality and affordability; convenience and health; living in the media age while desiring a slower pace. We aren’t the perfect homesteading family but we sure do love figuring it out.

Thanks for stopping by.  Grab your coffee (or hot cocoa if you’re more like Dave), put on some fun music, and follow along on our adventure.  We hope you’ll picture yourself right here with us, listening to the waves on the back porch.  Back porch guests are always the best!