I’m an Oregon writer, editor, designer, gardener, budding herbalist,
and mother of identical twins. I work a lot.
I believe in strong communities, where everyone has something
to contribute. My ancestors were pioneers, and I suppose
that self-reliant spirit probably runs in the family.
When I found myself back on the farm with newborn twins,
miles from a job in my field, I decided to get creative.
We planted a garden, and we expand on it every year.
We studied permaculture techniques, and we found
ways to conserve water in our drought-stricken landscape.
We learned to dehydrate fruit, pickle vegetables,
brew beer and kombucha. And, we got some hens.
I believe healthy people are happy people,
and happy people make happy communities.