Hi, I’m Mary!

I love cooking from scratch and sharing with people how simple it can be to live a from scratch lifestyle! I have made it my mission to simplify sourdough and make it an approachable journey.

I enjoy tending to chickens, turkeys, and the garden. Preserving food is one of my favorite summer pastimes.

I am a Christian and love to share my faith through the way I live my life. I am a bit of an introvert and thrive on having time alone in between social events.

My husband, Casey, and I have been married for almost 17 years and we love doing life together. We dream together and try to make each other laugh as much as possible.

Six years ago, my husband and I started raising chickens and turkeys for the meat and eggs. Soon thereafter, we tilled up our yard and started growing as much food as we could. Preserving that food became an important part of the process.

I learned a lot on my own and grew in my confidence. Many years before getting chickens and turkeys, I decided I wanted to make our bread from scratch. I started with yeasted bread and later moved to Sourdough. I thought it was too fussy and gave up for a while. Eventually, I figured out that sourdough was just as simple as yeast if I took all of the technical stuff out.

I love sharing the simplicity of cooking, gardening, and this lifestyle we have chosen.