I grew up in a suburb of Washington, DC, the third oldest in a family of eight children. Our neighborhood revolved around the central hub of the Catholic Church and the Catholic Elementary school. Going away to college at Towson State University marked a change in my life which was full of the questioning of values and morals and teachings. My own poor choices caused a rift in my relationship with my family which has been bridged since, but never healed. I ended up taking responsiblity for myself and my choices from the age of 19 on.
By the time I was 21, I had sought out a relationship with God that was honest and based on His Word. For me, that meant becoming one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. That is now the central point of my life around which things revolve.
Because of similar school experiences, once my husband and I had children we resolved to homeschool them, even with the challenges that our son presented in being a special needs child. My goal was to teach them how to ask questions, how to analyze what they read or heard, how to find out the answers for themselves. I think this is one of my proudest accomplishments: I raised two great children.
We moved from our dairy-farming focused county in Maryland to a rural county in Florida for a brief time then we put down solid roots in Central Virginia. It is there that my daughter met her husband and moved with him to the Appalachian mountains. This was a great loss to me and I came to homesteading as a way to find myself again.
I have had a life-long struggle with depression which is only now being resolved through supplementing with amino acids. You will find this a recurring note in my blog, for good or for bad.
I believe in living a healthier life, especially since my husband became disabled in 2013 following a devastating heart attack. Always the opposite of each other, we work on finding a place to meet in the middle and credit the loyalty we have toward our vows that we are still together after my struggles with depression and his struggles with alcoholism and other personal addictions.
My blog is not a happy-happy-joy-joy blog. Sometimes I don’t know what it is: Homesteading, animals, self-sufficiency, what happened to me today…. Although I am strongly Christian, I don’t really use my blog as a ‘platform’ for that; My life is my platform for that and I try not to ‘preach’ through the internet. If you want to know what Jehovah’s Witnesses believe, visit jw.org.
If you want to know more about me, I guess the best way to do that is to drop in at Good Enough Farm from time to time for a cup of tea and a slice of cake. If you’re really lucky, I’ll have goats when you come to visit and we can watch ‘farm tv’ out the back window. :O)


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    • Hi, Michelle. My family and I are transplanted Northerners living in Central Virginia, between Lynchburg and Appomattox, for close to a decade now. According to the locals that makes us “dam* Yankees”: A yankee who moves South because of the warmer climate and friendly people, and decides to stay. :O)

    • Thanks for the nomination, liisur! So sweet to have people even thinking of me. Having a bit of a packed out schedule right now–brother-in-law recovering from cancer just moved in to stay with us and we are trying to sort him out, helping my daughter put new flooring in her house this weekend…Argh, not even an exclamation point as I am too tired. ;O) Will participate if I am able.

      • I wish your brother-in-law quick recovery!!! And your daughter is lucky to have you helping her with the flooring- guaranteed fun, so it is! 🙂

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