I grew up on a ranch. My mom kept a garden that ranged between 1- 1 1/2 acres, not including fruit trees. My dad was a beekeeper. We raised and kept all the usual farm animals and one of my jobs was to care for the chickens. I've always had a garden wherever I lived. I began beekeeping when I first moved to a rural area, and more recently chickens came into our lives. Not only this, but we are blessed to live on a beautiful piece of property bordered by a creek and sprinkled with pines and other native plants. I've grown to love incorporating, native, bee-friendly and somewhat drought-resistant plants on our property. It is my joy to share these loves with you.