Bella Vista Farm is our home – a place of peace and tranquility where every living thing must get along. Those are the rules. And they do. The horses, chickens, guinea, cats, dogs can be seen at times all together just hanging out.
Myself – Anne-Marie, husband John and wonderful son, Jonathan!
John works full time at an exhibit company. Jonathan is full time in college. I work from home on the farm taking care of critters, growing herbs and mushrooms, baking bread for the farmer’s market and making herbal products. As of 2017, I have my certificate in Herbal Medicine from a year(2014) long hands on course from Patricia Howell in North Georgia and a certificate and permit from Mushroom Mountain for Wild Mushroom Identification that allows me to forage and sell mushrooms.
About once a month I teach a workshop on herbal medicine, mushrooms, bread making, foraging and more. I LOVE teaching! It is so amazing when you can teach someone a new life skill and see how excited they are when they do it themselves! My goal is to have an herbalist in every household as it was in the good old pioneer days.
I garden and forage for wild foods – wild flowers, nettles, blackberries, muscadines, chickweed, dandelions and mushrooms. Actually you never know what I might find!!!
We have chickens, horses, occasional cows, dog and cats. Well, had cows…one went with a friend and one went in our freezers. More cows to come or maybe some pigs! You never know with me! 🙂
Homesteading and sustainable living are a lifetime commitment that we strive to do better with as each year passes. I feel very blessed that God has given us this life and while it will not get me rich, it is rewarding to do what I do!
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