-I'm Katie, a happy stay-at-home Mom of one little babe.
-My drink of choice used to be a chai latte, but I'm now slightly addicted to homemade maple lattes.
-I have been a vegetarian since I was 16 years old. My husband stopped eating meat so that he could be the lucky man to marry me. (We do make an exception for humanely raised local bacon.)
-I wore Birkenstocks on my wedding day (with a traditional wedding dress).
-I live in Pennsylvania in a small university town. It took traveling all over the United States for my husband and I to realize that we really like it here, though we try to visit Maine as much as possible.
-I have run in 4 half-marathons, one when I was 3 months pregnant.
-I currently have 5 dogs, 4 cats, 6 chickens, and 2 Indian Runner ducks. However, my dream homestead includes many more animals.
-Besides my own Romanian dog that I adopted, I have also brought over 3 dogs from Romania that I have found homes for here in Pennsylvania.
-I only learned to eat beets as an adult and now I love them (but not pickled)!
-I have a major sweet tooth and eat a baked good of some sort every day (normally more than one), though I pack them full of healthy ingredients.
-I believe in making over buying and buying from a sustainable source when you can't make it yourself.
-I'm raising my child on raw milk, homemade bread and booby milk, keeping her sweet with plenty of maple syrup and honey, and trying my best to keep her screen free.
Because life is too short and there are so many amazing things in it to discover and appreciate, including the things in our own backyards and daily hum-drum lives, I hope to use this blog to encourage people to slow down a bit, notice the beauty in the natural world around them, and make choices in their daily lives that respect this planet and the creatures that inhabit it.
You can find me on Facebook here, though I keep out of that world as much as possible.
You can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org