I was fortunate to grow up on a small beef and grain farm with beautiful Williamsburg Hill (rural Tower Hill, Illlinois) as a back-drop to our home. Now, my little 5-acre farm, located in rural Shelbyville, Illinois, is my home and career. Husband (aka pig-farmer) and I raise Boer goats, Berkshire meat pigs, Polled Herefords, pumpkins and a donkey, Happy (as in … Happy Ass Farm). Pig-farmer also has a home office and travels for the job that pays.
It was important to me to raise my sons in in the rural routes of a small town. My first husband and father of my sons, died from Glioblastoma Multiforme (a very aggressive brain cancer) in 2006. The subjects we hate can often teach us a lot, though, if we do not let hate cloud our minds. Faith, family, friends, laughter, walking and writing are my coping tools.