Welcome Ancestral Podcast Listeners to an Online Community Rooted at Home & Stitched with Nature

Join me and other like-minded folks for a small, closed group dedicated to living simple, seasonal lives.

We'll skip all the overwhelming, complicated texts and ridiculous posturing. Instead, we'll make simple, seasonal living, easier and more fun.

And we'll do in a safe spot with folks ready to ask questions, offer support, exchange ideas, swap used books, encourage growth, and extend friendship.

A dirt path through the trees in a forest.

Join us for $27 $22.95 a season - a 3 month session. That's a 15% discount for Ancestral Podcast Listeners!

Let's enrich our seasonal lives together this spring

Homefolk Roots is an online community dedicated to uplifting people wanting to live a simple life at home in harmony with the seasons of nature. 

Each week, we'll do a deep dive on a single piece of spring seasonal living. The theme will be set for the whole group with guidance to help everyone make it their own or feel free to set aside. Topics will include things like making the most of citrus, creating herbal medicine, having simple & seasonal celebrations, and so much more.

It is not an e-course designed to give you more work and overwhelm but rather a gentle place to learn more about the things that mean the most to you. It is a coaching program to help you realize your individual goals while finding inspiration from others. 

Oh, there will be plenty of materials from which you can pick and choose - but none of it is designed to be one-size-fits-all. You will be encouraged to do what you want and leave the rest behind, guilt-free.

Purple flowers growing out of the grass.

More Than an Internet Search

We think we can find it with a simple internet search but then all that searching ends up being a time suck and more overwhelming and doesn't actually result in living a more simple or seasonal lifestyle.

Not only that but a cold internet search offers no connection or community. It doesn't offer customized advice for you or your particular goals or even location in the world.

Let's opt for something different, something more intimate and something where we're encouraged, uplifted, and yes enriched.

a stack of books with a cup of tea and some cookies sitting on top. Fresh Daffodils sit in the background and an open books sits to the right of the stack.

Topics We'll Tackle in Spring:

Every week in Homefolk Roots, we take on small projects designed to help us all connect with the season. In Spring 2023, we'll be doing things like:

  • Using Spring Berries
  • Eating Wild Greens
  • Natural Spring Cleaning
  • Making Herbal Remedies
  • Local Community Involvement
  • Non-Fiction Book Club / Discussion
  • & Much more.

What's Included:

Private Forum

A private (not hosted on Facebook) forum for community members to interact.

Snail Mail & Swaps

Members will have the opportunity to participate in swaps, get pen pals, and more, twice a month.

Group Coaching

Get specific help and guidance for your dreams, goals, and struggles by meeting up with your host during office hours in our private forum.

Live Chats

Once a month live chats with Kathie to ask questions, get seasonal guidance & encouragement and more. (Recorded if you can't attend live)

Seasonal Guides

Ebooks and other printables to help you make the most of the spring season. 

Games & Prizes

To keep everything low stress and fun, we'll have games and prizes to add to the seasonal joys.

What Current Homefolk Roots members Say...

A comfortable corner where we can exchange ideas, stories, tips and a sense of community. Lots of great ideas that get the creative juices flowing, but no stress, pressure or deadlines. Everyone goes at their own pace and contributes what they can. A nice, gentle place that I'd recommend for anyone of any age and any circumstances.


I really enjoyed the knowledge and support from so many people who I didn't even know before Homefolk Roots started. I got some ideas and things to try that I didn't think of on my own or hear of before. I would recommend this to anyone that has a hankering for God's foods and a simpler life. It is hard and so worth it when you get to eat what you grew especially in the winter when the produce and fruit at the grocery tastes bland. 


I have had so much fun with this. Hearing and learning from others, as I observe. I am so new to this stuff, and the swaps are so fun as well. Like Christmas!


Thank you for taking the time to do all the things you do to make your site an accessible and comfortable place to learn and share. Your genuine thoughtfulness and the calm and inviting feel of your site is a warm and welcome departure from the norm.


Join us for $27 $22.95 a season - a 3 month session. That's a 15% discount for Ancestral Podcast Listeners!

Meet Your Host - Kathie N. Lapcevic

A photo of Kathie Lapcevic standing next to a tree.

Kathie has been an active practitioner of voluntary simplicity for over 25 years. She chose a simple path in life, which naturally led to living a seasonal lifestyle. As such, she greatly enjoys teaching others the joys of a simple, seasonal lifestyle.

Learning how to cook and preserve food from her grandmothers encouraged Kathie to do the same in her own life. Now, she is passionate about guiding people through simple, realistic techniques & recipes to cook and bake from scratch at home.

In the most recent years, Kathie’s love of gardening and plants led her to learn about safe foraging and home herbalism. She uses her knowledge of plants to help folks connect with the earth and seek better health for both themselves and family alike.

Kathie is a nationally published writer and the founder behind Homespun Seasonal Living, a blog dedicated to inspiring naturally simple lifestyles.

Praise from Kathie's Former Students

I have thoroughly enjoyed your Homespun Seasonal Living classes. I like that they are open to interpretation and not one-size-fits-all. I also appreciate being able to answer the questions and do the projects on my own time. The one message that has resonated with me since taking the winter course is slow down. I am appreciating the seasons more, even if it’s not my favorite time of the year. And by having a seasonal focus, I’ve been able to delegate projects to a specific time of year that are more fitting. Keep ’em coming.


With Homespun Seasonal Living, Kathie Lapcevic leads students on an inspiring, thoughtful journey to a seasonal lifestyle. Approachable, warm and humorous, Kathie is exactly the sort of guide you would want to help you navigate life’s changing seasons.


I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I signed up for the Homespun Seasonal Living e-course, but our family has been experiencing a renewal of gardening, food preservation, healthy eating, and self-sufficiency, so I thought perhaps this course would fit right in. And it did! – You don’t have to live on 40 acres to benefit from this course – she makes it easy to begin by doing just one thing and then finding ways to connect that one thing to your everyday living, interacting with your community, and planning for the future, while emphasizing the importance of rest and play activities, too! – The course was a nice balance of planning, doing, and reflecting, along with recipes and DIY projects. Many of her suggestions for activities became jumping-off points for my own imagination based on my specific needs and interests. Most importantly, it got me thinking about meaningful goals, and “digging deep” to find out what’s really important to me and my family. – I really liked Kathie’s “no guilt” approach – she emphasized doing as little or as much as we had the time and energy for. This was especially meaningful for me as we are working through a difficult family situation, health wise, and I knew I could not fully participate in every single activity at this time. I know I will be using the materials on-going to fill in and expand on for quite some time.


Kathie’s communications and well-thought-out lesson plan really kept me on track and in touch with the season. I experienced so much more than ever before–from identifying the birds in my backyard to connecting with the vendors at my local farmers market. It was fun, and having Kathie as a guide made it all possible.