books

A Year of Picnics


 

The Essential Book of Homesteading


 

QUENCH

 

HANDMADE GATHERINGS

 

A YEAR OF PIES!

 

HOMEMADE LIVING: HOME DAIRY

 

HOMEMADE LIVING: KEEPING BEES

 

HOMEMADE LIVING: CANNING & PRESERVING

 

HOMEMADE LIVING: KEEPING CHICKENS


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about me

Making an attempt to craft a good life with my husband and young son in a small Western North Carolina mountain community. I find pleasure in the light at dusk, atlases, hard cider, cat antics, dog breath, baby giggles, homemade ice cream and snorty laughter. I’m the author of the Homemade Living book series (Lark Books) which showcase a variety of topics related to small-scale homesteading, as well as A Year of Pies (Lark Books), Handmade Gatherings: Recipes and Crafts for Seasonal Celebrations & Potluck Parties (Roost Books), and Quench: Handcrafted Beverages To Satisfy Every Taste and Occasion (October 2014). I also do a good bit of freelance writing, both online and in print.

The core idea behind small measure is that making environmentally sensible lifestyle choices need not be daunting. There are simple, daily gestures individuals can take to benefit themselves, their families, their communities, and the planet. And I promise we’ll have fun as I share what I’ve learned with you here!

Huxley Wild enjoys his sandbox, bubble baths, pillow fights, ice cream, tickles, dog tails, chicken hugs, digging in the dirt, looking for trouble, frogs, and bestowing spontaneous affection. Hubs (also known to some as simply “Glenn”) is my right arm, my partner-in-crime, my man behind the curtain. He’s got a huge creative streak, a mind-boggling intellect, and a heart of pure gold.