I am a wife, mother, and grandmother that lives on a farm in Craig County, Virginia and I work full time. I love to cook, read, quilt, craft, garden, hunt and take long walks in the woods. I have one gorgeous teen granddaughter and two beautiful and caring children, boy & girl.
I've been married to my farmer husband for 40 years and I have a younger brother that has lived with us for the last four years since my Mom passed away.
I love doing things the "old" way such as canning, making maple syrup & cider, handcrafts and baking. I've taught myself to crochet with help from my grandmother. I have a good friend that is teaching me to quilt. I could read until the cows come home.
We live off the land for the most part and another reason why I hunt. We run 75 head of cattle on our farm, 40 chickens, and dogs and cats. Our bed partner is a five year old blonde cocker spaniel by the name of "Sassy" and she pretty much rules the house.
I help my husband with the cattle, feeding the livestock, hauling in firewood, fence repair, and general maintenance on the farm.
I was a stay-at-home mom to my children and then went to work. First I sold AVON and Tupperware. Then I was a cook at a School for At-Risk Teens and part-time substitute teacher. Then I started work at our local Farm Bureau and stayed there for 17 years. I currently work for a energy research center at Virginia Tech and have been here for a little over a year.
I love to read fiction and the Bible. I'm currently hooked on quilting novels and Annie's Attic mysteries.
I started this blog almost a year ago and have met so many interesting bloggers and have kept up with my friends through my blog.
I love to hunt with my bow and rifle and with a camera. We hunt to fill the freezer and cellar but would never kill anything for the fun of it. Nature is a blessing for me and my family.
I have friends and family all over the United States. Some of my ancestry last names are Bradley, Dickson, Hylton, and Rose.
I've lost both of my parents to brain cancer and miss them very much. I have one sister and four living brothers. I was raised in Paint Bank VA and moved to New Castle VA when I married 40+ years ago. I went to school in Waiteville, WV, Gap Mills, WV and New Castle Va with a short semester of college at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke VA.