Welcome to our homestead and store.
Made In Habersham homestead is a store, a craft, & a way of life. Here you'll find handmade & sustainable products & gifts that are all produced right here on the homestead.
The Knitting Studio - where handmade knit accessories are made. Using vintage flatbed knitting machines as well as traditional hand knitting skills, beautiful and functional hats, scarfs, and gloves are made. These products are available both on line and at several local retail stores.
The Virtual Gift Shop - where homestead honey, jams, soaps, etc. are produced and shipped to you or your gift recipient.
The Probiotic Shop - Specializing in raw milk kefir cultures (grains) and kefir education. These cultures have been with me for more than a decade and are lovingly raised right on raw milk. Learn more about kefir and gut health on the kefir page.
A little about the owner, Deb Zilm
I am a maker, gardener, chicken wrangler, fermenter, beekeeper, knitter of hats, maker of kefir culture, food preserver, an advocate of probiotic diet, and an explorer of all thing that come my way. I am also a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a Registered Nurse.
I live by my mantra, “life is short, try everything”. No, you won't find me bungee jumping or mountain climbing. I am a short, middle aged woman with a fear of heights and motion sickness. I seek my thrills in learning, trying, accomplishing, and sometimes failing.
I have always been a person that pours themselves into whatever is at hand. I have an appreciation for traditional and time proven methods. I have traveled internationally and met people who have shared their knowledge and skills. My kitchen often looks like a biology lab and my workroom is a whirlwind of fibers, fabrics, and tools.
On the outside, I may look like a hurricane of activity but on the inside, I am a person who takes solace in the knowledge that, if needed, I can feed myself and family from the food I grow and preserve. I can clothe myself with the things I make. I can forage for what I need on my property and I can know that the animals I raise and those that I purchase are raised and processed ethically and with compassion.
My foray into the internet is based in a real desire to share and exchange knowledge and experience. Marketing the things I make is just a side effect of being a “do-er”.
I hope you'll join me in being a seeker...