About Me

I wear many hats—wife & homemaker, homeschool Mom (5 grads, 4 in progress!), farmer, 4H leader, dog trainer, writer, blogger, to name a few. Each one falls very neatly within the title of “God’s child, doing what He bids.”

As you read through the pages of this site, I hope you gain a glimpse of what our home is to us. While some might call it a farm, to us it is so much more than that. Yes, we grow a variety of vegetables, fruit, herbs, and greens. And we do have our own milk and eggs from happily free ranging animals. But we also have a 2 person swing under a huge tree near the house which often invites

Family time on the pond

Family time on the pond

us to relax and chat with one another for a few minutes. Our pool overlooks the pasture, providing another place for family to gather comfortably. Seldom are we in an area without animals; we value our 4 legged friends as family members.

Growing up on our family’s farm in Chautauqua County, New York (near Lake Erie), I gained an appreciation for all that a farm entails. Farming in Florida is much different with regard to weather, of course. Those winter bizzards are replaced by hot summers and our growing seasons are quite reversed. But much more is the same than is different. Early mornings are still a quiet emergence of the day; evenings are the time to enjoy family conversations about our day.


As you read through the blogs, please share your comments and questions with me. I look forward to sharing with you!

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