I am a wife, mother, elementary art teacher and fitness instructor. Our family lives in the Midwest, just outside of city limits. We have ducks, chickens and 2 dogs. We are very fortunate to live close to the neighborhood where I grew up, so we see my parents often. My dad has an extensive garden on our land that he tends to almost daily. Our fridge and freezer tend to be full of fresh garden produce, and our counters have full egg baskets. After living in 2 other houses in my adult life, I’m happy that we’ve finally settled in our little oasis in the northern hills!