I’m Liesl. I live rural Northwestern New Jersey on land that has been in my family for many generations. I love to read and sew and knit, garden and cook, find and listen to new (and old) music and take photos (especially with film) and explore the natural world around me. In the last four years or so, I got into dyeing yarn naturally with home grown and foraged materials as well as spinning and designing knit patterns. 

I've been blogging and selling handmade things on and off since 2006 under the name Liesl Made. In late 2014, I made the decision to switch the name to Buckaloo View, which is the name of our family farm. 

This land and farm has been through a lot of changes over the last century but has always remained in our family. In the last thirty-some years, apart from having a large garden, it hasn't been an active farm. It's my dream and mission to bring it back to life. I started with chickens and will be getting sheep and or goats in spring of 2018. I really hope you'll join me on this adventure.


I put a lot work into creating original content for my blog. If you’d like to re-post more than one photo or a large amount of my content in one place, please contact me first. 

This blog contains affiliate links. Basically, what that means is that when you click through and end up purchasing from one of the Collaborative Brands I work with, I get a small commission. The Collaborative Brands side bar are affiliate links and I mentioned when a post contains affiliate links.  I only work with brands I stand behind fully and always give honest opinions in reviews and content here on the blog and elsewhere. With that said, if you'd like to work with me, I'd love to hear from you. I can host giveaways, do reviews of your product or service, or collaborate on other creative ways of helping you promote your brand. I'm also always excited to team up for designs and other projects with fellow creatives. I can supply yarn support for designers or vice versa--design with your yarn! Email me!