about us

My mission to grow food for my family turned out to be an incredibly fascinating, rewarding, and educational experience.

over 50 varieties of edible and beneficial plants

Our yard keeps us busy! There is always something to do, something to learn, and places to explore.

We find many interesting insects, plants, and wildlife. We have learned to respect them and we realize that each one serves a purpose in the ecosystem.

oakworm caterpillar

We raise chickens for their amazing ability to turn our food scraps into compost, to eat our garden pests, and, of course for the fresh eggs.

we hatch chicks

We first focused on growing food, then quickly learned the importance of natives, pollinators, and chop & drop plants. Now we have a huge variety of plants, lots of wildlife, and an abundance of food.

watermelon!

But, it didn’t happen overnight. It took time and effort to learn how to create an ecosystem by working with the earth rather than against it.

This project has challenged me to live more sustainably, be more self-reliant, and act in a way that is less harmful to the planet.

when you match the mailbox…

It has been mentally and physically rewarding to create such a magical place.

breaking ground in the field

I love using my gardening experiences as a way to educate and inspire others on how to better their lives through gardening.

eating mulberries