About Us

It is about us now

It is about us now

I have been gardening organically, year round in the desert since 1983. I did not have the benefit of the internet until about  5 years ago. So I have learned alot through trial, and error. I have kept detailed records so that I can look back, and see what has worked, and what has not.

Over that time, in different homes (as a single mom), I have kept rabbits, chickens and goats. Like many other people, I dreamed of my someday farm. For over 30 years I did the most with whatever I had. I grew 800 sq ft of year round organic veggie garden, and some fruit trees. I ate fresh, I canned, I dehydrated, I gleaned, and I bartered in a manner that made the most of what my backyard, and community had to offer. I have lived in places where I could keep livestock, and some places where I could not. When I could keep them, I learned a lot and have shared that information here for you.
I am now married to Steve, and we are empty nesters. Between us we have 7 adult children. He is truly my hero. He does his best to make my dreams come true. We each sold our home and together we bought a beautiful old house on 1.33 acres of flood irrigated property.

Steve is a city boy at heart. He prefers flowers and ornamentals to vegetables and fruit trees. Come along and join the fun while we combine my love of tending livestock and growing food, with his love of creating a beautiful landscape. This used to be my deal but now together, Steve and I will I continue to Share Life’s Abundance.

Your friends,

Steve, Donna and Cody (the dog)

7 Responses to About Us

  1. sandyzabel says:

    It sounds like you are doing a good job. This is my second year of raising Tilipia and my son’s first. We started in January. He wanted to start right in with the whole system, fish tank, grow bed, pump tank, bell syphon, etc. It has been a fun experience. If you are interested I can tell you some of our experiences.

  2. Karla V says:

    What an amazing life you have. I am very new to all of this and I am soaking up all of the wonderful information on your website. I live in Iowa and have a nice veggie garden and I am teaching myself, with the help of websites like you have. Thank you for all you do to help those in need of information like me. Keep up the amazing work!

    • Thank you Karla. Please be patient with me as I take some time away from blogging to get through nursing school. We are very close to finding our farm property as well. Once we get moved, the new property will be a place to share all of this wonderful information with others. In person and on-line. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
      Donna and her babies.

  3. So nice to get to know you. We don’t homestead on the same scale, but we enjoy our garden, fruit trees and chickens. Also, our dog is a rescued Staffordshire Terrier. And quilting…so much in common.

  4. Angela Judd says:

    This is Angela. You contacted me on Instagram. How can I help you?

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