Hi, I’m Michelle and I appreciate you stopping by to learn more about me. My husband and I live on a homestead in the beautiful Missouri Ozarks.
I grew up as a city girl but always dreamed of living in the country. That dream came true about twelve years ago, and since then I’ve enjoyed a lot of new experiences.
We’ve raised dogs, cats, poultry, equines, and pigs.
I have a garden where I grow old favorites as well as experiment with new plants and organic methods.
We also have a young orchard with apple, cherry, peach, and pear trees, plus three blueberry bushes.
I also enjoy foraging for wild edibles such as raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries, and mushrooms.
I homeschooled our two children for fourteen years and they are both now high school graduates. Our son is a small-business owner, and our daughter is a recent college graduate. Upon entering the empty nest phase of life, I decided to start blogging as a way to encourage other homeschool moms. If you’re a homeschool mom then please check out my Homeschooling category.
I’m also a strong Christian. I’ve seen God at work in our lives through the years and how He has answered my prayers. I want to share those stories, too, because they’re dear to me. I know that there are people who struggle with their faith, and still others who don’t know Him at all. I hope that something I write might help them to see Him at work in their lives or encourage them to give Him a chance. I hope you’ll visit my Inspirational category to read some of my stories.
You can read even more about me in City Girl, Country Woman ~ Living the Homesteading Dream.
In addition to blogging, gardening, and volunteering, I’m a Beauty Guide for LimeLife by Alcone. Their all-natural skincare products fit right in with my desire to limit harmful chemicals in my environment. If you value that, too, then let me tell you about their products. They also have paraben-free professional-quality makeup. You can visit my website here.