Looking to make the world a better place through love, plants, and a little magic.
Hi, my name is, Leslie and I share a home with my talented musician husband, Josh and my three talent-ly, rambunctious boys. We own a quaint, bermed home, that sits in a hill (like a hobbit den) and is nestled in the woods of beautiful West Michigan. We have just enough land for my boys to explore, a small gathering of wildlife (including, our dog, chickens and rabbits), a clothesline for grass stained britches and of course, my FAVORITE place and my sanctuary….MY GARDEN!!
Winter is coming to an end and although we have enjoyed the plethora of food we harvested and preserved in the spring and fall of 2016, I am looking forward (ok, I’m giddy!!!) to start my seeds and get my hands in the soil. I’ve been coined, “The Weed Witch” in my community and humbly accept the title. I hold weed walks for anyone who would like to forage in their yard, or to those who hope to be able to survive off the land if they are ever faced with a Zombie apocalypse.
We live our lives simply. My boys “learn” by living and growing side by side, along with their father and me, our friends, and the community of families around us. We believe in letting our boys pursue their passions, while encouraging them to do what makes them happy, all while instilling compassion for others and our earth.
I’m continuously finding ways to lead a more natural and homesteading lifestyle. I love to make my own clothes, napkins and hankies. We chop and split our own firewood as a family to warm our home. We grow a portion of our food and supplement through organic, fair-trade co-ops and our local community of farmers. I take pride in being able to make my own soap, lotions, healing balms and “potions”.
I consider myself an extroverted introvert and while I LOVE my simplicity and peace, I also enjoy welcoming friends and strangers alike to my home to teach them how to sew, craft, meditate, how to use oils and holistic healing ways. Sometimes we gather with other families and watch kids of all ages run and get along. sometimes we just share coffee and conversation, because really it’s all about relationships and good coffee, right??