About

Our family:

Myself – Anne-Marie, husband John and wonderful son, Jonathan!

John works full time at an exhibit company. I stay home with my 17 year old son, Jonathan. We homeschool but haven’t always, just since the end of 6th grade and now he is in 12th. Wow…almost done with high school!!! I bake bread from home to sell at the farmers market seasonally. Jonathan makes really yummy rootbeer that he takes to the market so he can make a few bucks a week.

In addition to the bread sales, I make herbal remedies and teach classes on bread making, herbal medicine and cooking. 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!

I garden and forage for wild foods, nothing crazy…really, just blackberries, muscadines, chickweed, dandelions, maybe one day mushrooms.
We have chickens, horses, cows, dogs 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.

Disclosure statement: While I may recommend certain herbs and foods for any illnesses, allergies, skin conditions, natural beauty care and household cleaning, as a reader and a consumer use what I say to research further on your end. I am not a doctor but I am an herbalist not a licensed practitioner but  always learning to improve our lives and to relay what I  have learned on to you!

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Anne-Marie

17 Responses to About

  1. Mary hill says:

    Hi Ann Marie,
    This is Mary Hill. Are we still on for Friday the 10 th between 11-1? Do you mind if I bring my neighbor/ friend, and of course Meri Lee as well.
    Please let me know, I seem to have no other email address for you.
    Hope all is well.

    Mary

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  2. Diane Mundell says:

    Have you ever used Honeysuckle in salve making??

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  3. Mari says:

    Hi Anne-Marie,
    I’m glad that i stumbled upon your blog because i really love everything about homesteading. I have just recently embarked on my journey to achieve something similar. It will be difficult because i’m from New York City. Still, i’m very happy to have found you. I’m sure i’ll be visiting very often and evetually trying out some of your recipies as well!

    Have a blessed day!

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    • Thank you Mari! You can do, even in NYC just smaller spaces for things. Maybe you can even build a community garden for veggies or herbals on your building rooftop or an empty lot/ Good Luck and check back in with what you are up to. 🙂

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  4. I am so excited to have found you! I will be going to your Salves and Tinctures class at Rancho Alegre this week. I look forward to learning much from you.

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  5. AWESOME BLOG! I think I will follow!

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  6. Diana says:

    HI I”m so happy to have found this blog and fellow homesteaders. Sadly I see you are not near me. I so long to have a group of ladies that I could get together with and have “herb swaps” and etc. How does one go about starting a “national homesteaders” group? I’m in Steuben County, NY. Does anyone know of groups that way?

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  7. Sally Nunn says:

    saw you in Monroe at the Farmers Market on Saturday. Would love to have you at the Cotton Gin Festival in Bostwick on November 1. Please send me your address and I’ll mail you an application. Thank you!
    Sally

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  8. Marianne Daughety says:

    I bought your Jewelweed salve today, I put it on the first bug bite I got in my yard when I got back home and immediately the itch stopped. Previously i have used anti itch cream, alcohol, apple cider vinegar, etc and nothing immediately stopped the itch. this jewel weed salve is fantastic. My one concern is will it hurt my dog because she will lick any cream or lotion I put on my legs..The ingredients look ok, but want to check to be sure.

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    • Hi Marianne,
      Jewelweed is not for internal use so I would try and keep the doggie away from it. She probably won’t like the tea tree essential oil smell so maybe she won’t try and lick it. 🙂

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  9. Jordan Butler says:

    Hello,

    I am Jordan Butler and I am a writer for the ODYSSEY Online. I am currently writing a story about the Indie South Fair, and I was wondering if you could answer a few questions for me. I have attached the questions below. If possible, please try to have your response in by this Friday, but the sooner the better. Thank you!

    Describe your business (What kind of products do you sell? Who are your target customers? How long have you been in business? Where is your business based?)

    How long have you been attending the Indie South Fair? Have you sold anywhere else, and if so where? How does this venue compare to others?

    What is your favorite part of this fair? Is there anything about the fair that could be improved?

    Take me through a typical day at the market. Is set-up easy? Do you get any help from other vendors or helpers? Is break-down easy? Parking?

    Do you have any interesting stories about the fair that you would like to share?

    Anything else you would like to add?

    Please include your name, title, business and whether or not you have any business partners.
    If you have any questions/concerns please email me at jabutler@odysseynewsmagazine.net

    Thank you so much for your time,

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