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about ashley

Making an attempt to craft a good life with my husband Glenn and our two young sons, Huxley Wild and Alistair Kelphy, 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. Iā€™m the author of the Homemade Living book series which showcase a variety of topics related to small-scale homesteading (including Keeping ChickensCanning & PreservingKeeping Bees, and Home Dairy), as well as A Year of PiesHandmade Gatherings: Recipes and Crafts for Seasonal Celebrations & Potluck PartiesQuench: Handcrafted Beverages To Satisfy Every Taste and Occasion, A Year of Picnics, The Essential Book of Homesteading, and Southern From Scratch. I also do a good bit of freelance writing, both online and in print.