Hello and welcome to my blog! I’m so glad you are here! Here’s a bit about me:
I spent many happy days on my grandparent’s farm. When I was 12 my grandparents moved off the farm and my family and I took over. I have happy memories of feeding my very own bucket calves, doing chores rain or shine-which included gathering eggs, bedding down cattle, feeding them, helping my dad by baling hay and putting it into the hayloft. My brother and I had a rich childhood experience from growing up on a farm! I went to college and earned a BSN in nursing, met my wonderful husband, became a mama to 3 rowdy, sweet boys. I then decided to become a stay at home mom. I earned my Master Herbalist certification, and I enjoy constantly learning! Because of my childhood, farming and food naturally have a spot in my heart forever. I am always working towards creating food security in our home and our community, and living and eating well!
You may be asking “What is food security exactly?” Food security is having a larder (food pantry) full of preserved food from the spring, summer, and fall bounty. I have a heart for helping families intersect with local food and farmers. Not only does this help our local economy thrive but it also helps your family by creating health through the freshest, most nutrient dense food you can buy! I use several techniques including fermenting, drying, freezing, and blanching. Buying food in bulk from your local farmer ensures a cheaper grocery bill, boosts your local economy, helps support the farmers and their efforts, and builds the amount of food you have stored in your home. You can eat well on a budget all year round-even organically if you choose to purchase organic-by buying produce in season, and learning the techniques to preserve it!
I am always concocting herbal remedies for family and friends. I believe in using the nutrient dense properties of herbs to boost our immune systems.
My goal is that this would be your go-to site to help you with ideas on how to preserve those fresh tastes of spring, summer and fall, so that you have tasty, nutritious food even when you are cozy and tucked inside during the blowing snow season. I have a passion for helping others, and I hope this helps you and your family! Grab some tea (or kombucha) and happy reading!