I grew up in Chicago but I have always loved the country life. I got married, had 3 kids and moved around a lot. We finally settled in Iowa but guess what – I am still in a city! I live in a simple, small ranch style house in Des Moines, Iowa and have a regular sized city lot close enough to the airport that you can probably look down and wave at me if you ever are flying in or out.

I may not have an acreage out in the country but I don’t let anything hold me back from being an ‘urban farmer’. I have a large and still growing (pardon the pun) garden. I have recently added a small (but also still growing) flock of backyard chickens. I’m not waiting for ‘someday’- I’m enjoying what I love to do now! I hope you are too.

The fun never stops and I love to blog about it! Join me and we will learn from each other. I am not afraid to make mistakes, or try new ideas while also respecting the tried and true, old fashioned way of doing things.

I hope I can provide some useful information, inspiration, and perhaps put a smile on your face.


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