I am a retired elementary school teacher who lives on a few acres in the beautiful mountains of Appalachia. I am happily married to my life partner of 48 years. Our little homestead consists of a small flock of chickens, plus flower, vegetable and herb gardens. I am writing this blog to share my love of chickens, gardening and other homey pursuits. I occasionally include my thoughts on living life connected to nature and spirit while growing older, hopefully with authenticity and grace.