-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 addicted to homemade maple lattes. (Really. I get a mean headache if I don't start my day with one.)
-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.
-Since learning to knit four years ago, it has moved from fun hobby to really important part of my life. It is my form of meditation and keeping sane.
-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 currently have 5 dogs, 3 cats, and 9 chickens, and a French Angora rabbit. I realized too late that I am not a cat person. 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 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 and homemade bread, 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