About Us


Welcome friends to

Community Homesteader,

This is a website that my husband Gary and I are creating together  because we both feel that there are a lot of things that we wanted to say, share, and communicate of our lives together, the things we are learning, and working on, regarding our family, our home, our personal lives, and getting back to a more basic and simpler way of life.

We look around us and see that the world we live in now is so chaotic, crazy, fast paced, and hectic, that it is difficult at times to be able to actually relax and enjoy life. We work at jobs that are demanding, and stress filled and life just seems to take over at times. We have been working, and studying, and researching ways to make things easier, more efficient, ways to save money, and things that will benefit us not only now, but also in the future.

This website is being designed to be a way for us to share with others our ways of living, growing, developing and learning. We do not claim to have all the answers nor do we feel we are better, or above anyone. We all are learning in life, we make mistakes, we do things we shouldn’t at times, we sometimes say the wrong things, but when we do, we say we are sorry, we try to learn from our mistakes, and we try to continually better ourselves.

My husband and I were married in June of 2014, so are still somewhat newlyweds. We have 3 adult children and 7 grandchildren. We have an adult daughter, that is MRDD, who also lives with us. We have a small piece of property in a small community in the southern part of Ohio. We both love the outdoors, working, and gardening, caring for our animals, and our humble little home.

We were both raised on farms as children, my husband grew up here in Ohio, and the majority of my childhood in West Virginia. We don’t have the traditional lifestyle of most, Gary is semi-retired, and works at home, and I work outside the home. It is what we decided we wanted and what works best for our family. Gary loves to cook, and does the majority of it, he helps with the inside house chores during the week when I am working and also takes care of most of the outside chores as well.  We consider ourselves partners and best friends and we work well together.

We have both been married previously, but we both knew immediately when we met that we were meant to be together. We have a very deep love and appreciation for each other and we both have a deep love for God.

My hearts desire is to be able to share with you our lives together, as husband and wife, and family, and to also share the ideas and thoughts and experiences of my personal life, and journeys that could possibly help someone in some small way. We hope you will benefit, enjoy and be blessed from this website, and share it with those around you as well.

Love, peace, happiness and blessings, from the Arbaugh family to yours!!!