I’m a writer, editor, designer, gardener, budding herbalist,
and mother of identical twins. I work a lot.
I believe in strong, healthy communities,
where everyone has something to contribute.
My ancestors were pioneers, and I suppose
that self-reliant spirit runs in the family.
When I found myself back on the family farm,
miles from a job in my field, I decided to get creative.
I planted a garden, and we expand on it every year.
We studied permaculture techniques and found
ways to conserve water in our drought-stricken
landscape. We learned to dry foods, pickle things,
and make jam. And, we got some chickens.
We believe in simplicity, traditional skills,
solid nutrition, whole foods, and herbal medicine.
We also believe healthy people are happy people,
and happy people make happy communities.