Hey You!  Glad you stopped by for a bit.  Imagine that we are on my back porch, lounging in the wicker chairs sipping Earl Grey and sharing about life.IMG_9163_01



Ministry work in Haiti

Unapologetically, my heart is sold out to Jesus, then to Mark, my husband, my closest comrade, and my dearest companion.  He  graciously tolerates my hopelessly flawed character.

The focus of my blog is the home, the heart of life here on earth.   My home and the precious lives that dwell within and those that cross our threshold from time to time feeds my passions for faith, family, real food, homeschooling, and hospitality. Just as if you were to visit me on our farm, I will provide you with real food recipes, meal plans, insight to homeschooling (printables and curriculum reviews) encouragement as you journey through motherhood (articles and printables), inspire you with creative, frugal ideas in the art of homemaking and hospitality (printables and checklists), and offer wisdom as a fellow sojourner in this Christian life (prayer).

We live on the family farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, with the Chesapeake Bay on one side and the Atlantic on the other.  I used to be a city girl at heart, but as soon as my farmer husband captured my urban heart, the city girl faded and the farm girl blossomed.   Although, I do stretch my wings from time to time and land in a big city for a visit.  Our half dozen kids call this farm home.  Three of them have left the nest to establish families and homes of their own.

all six kids



My husband, Mark and I have been called to homeschool.  For some parents homeschooling is an educational choice.  For us, the calling is irrevocable.  After 18 years of homeschooling, I will make every effort to impart a thought or two regarding our ongoing homeschool adventure.

We worship at a local church; however, our vision for the gospel not only includes our community; it transcends the borders of where we call home.  We spend time in Haiti working as a family in Les Cayes aiding the ministry Laborers With Christ.


Our farm is the home to a small herd of Romney sheep, all of which are named after characters from Jane Austen’s novels.


Jane and Charlotte

My son raises grass-fed beef, and we have the usual motley flock of laying hens.

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