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 ten years ago, and since then I’ve enjoyed learning new things. 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. In addition to that I 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. Since I’m now entering the Empty Nest phase of life, I decided to start blogging because I want to encourage other homeschool moms. It was about twenty years ago that God started talking to me about homeschooling and I remember how I felt. (You can read about that in “The Birth of Curren Christian Academy.”) I also remember the fears I had along the way and what helped me get through. I want to share that with others who may need some encouragement or a vision. If you’re a homeschool mom then you might like to skim my “Homeschooling” category.
I’m also a Christian with strong faith. I’ve seen God at work in our lives through the years, and how He has answered prayers. I want to share those stories, too. Not only because they are dear to me, but because I know there are people who struggle with their faith, and still others who don’t know Him at all. So 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.
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