I was born and raised in Virginia, and I couldn’t imagine a better place to live than among the great Blue Ridge Mountains. I can remember a time when living anywhere but the small farm town I grew up in was unacceptable. But now, I often wonder why I waited so long to move to such a quiet place as this. Seeing hills and mountainsides blanketed with fields and cattle has never been so beautiful. Farm life and mountain life truly do suit each other well here.
I am an author, blogger, podcaster, motivational speaker, and photographer with over a decades worth of experience in the media industry. From newspapers and magazines, to websites and blogs—you could say I was built to be “social”.
But in 2009, when my son was born, I realized that life needed to change. We weren’t eating very healthy, or living very healthy in general. And suddenly, we had a growing homestead right in our backyard. Our health journey turned into a homesteading journey, and honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I am mama to two amazing boys, one of which I had to wait 9 years for after our first.
While my sons and husband enjoy the fruits of this homestead’s labor, I am basically a one woman show at times. I do what I can mostly by myself, not because I have to, but because I enjoy doing everything myself. Whoever said women can’t farm is out of their mind. It is my happy place. It is my serenity. And while I do a lot on my own, this homestead wouldn’t run without my husband––building outbuildings, and heavy lifting.
I love Jesus but everyday I fail Him.
I love organic food but I also love Oreo’s.
I believe in second chances, grace, and that broken people make the biggest impacts in the world when they share their stories.
I believe that while you may claim to live a simple life, you, in fact, have to choose to live a simple life in the everyday moments.
I believe in stories. And I’m sharing mine . . .
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