With over 40+ years of living on a this rock known as Earth Crafty Scott has had a journey that now allows him to live a lifestyle of his choosing. But enough with the third person what is the story?
Born and raised in Michigan I was fortunate to travel the world while being in the United States Air Force. I had a few goals while I was in, get that pension and live in Italy. Both were accomplished and when my time was up I moved back to Michigan This is where I wanted my hobby to takeover but it took longer than expected. A failed marriage, getting that degree I kept kicking it down the road. That was until 2020 and we all know what changed the world then. I also wanted change and in 2021 I bought my house that has an amazing yard and I was going to dive into gardening and the journey of becoming self-sustained.
With the journey of self sustainment rolling I’ve been able to look back at the past 8 years and learn some great stuff. From brewing beer in 2014, 2016 expanding to brew my own mead and hard ciders. I went back to school finished a BA degree and in 2021 I started to make jerky. From jerky to the garden in 2022 I’ve gotten to become a jack of all trades and a master of none. To add to learning more I got my smoker and enjoy smoking bacon, salmon. With all that it is better to be a jack of many then master of one. With all those I branded Crafty into them all.
How did I get the nickname Crafty? I bartend and I have a common name. A customer who is an electrician also shared my name and we would always respond when we heard it. Well to get past that I started to refer to him as Electric and others would call me Crafty due to craft beer. The more you know.