My dad fed me sharp cheddar cheese and dill pickles when I was just a toddler.  According to my mom,  I loved every bite and promptly broke out in hives.  I’ve had a love affair with food ever since.  Fortunately, the hives were a one time deal.

My family was a missionary family, and we moved around quite a bit when I was young.  I was fortunate to be exposed to many unique experiences while growing up, and I suspect it’s responsible for my wide range of interests. The world is a huge wonderful place, and my life time will never be enough to take it all in.  But, you can bet I’m going to try!

By the way, my name is Rebekah.   I live in rural northeastern Indiana in a  wreck of a 150 year old farm house that my husband and I are gradually renovating.  I’ve been married for  over 30 years and have two sons, both grown, and a couple of grandchildren.  Over the years, I’ve played around with so many different hobbies it’s mind numbing.  I’ve tinkered with everything from beekeeping and raising dairy goats to paper making, gardening, and soap making.   Somewhere along the line, the soap making somehow turned into a soap and lotion making supply  business, from which I retired after 20 years. I now spend my time gardening, collecting orchids, knitting, breeding Sebastopol geese, writing for an herb magazine, and keeping an eye on my very active octogenarian parents.

I contemplated blogging for a long time, and at the urging of friends and a few colleagues made the decision to share some of the interests that occupy my time. So, from digging mealworms from under grain bins at the local feed mill to feed my bluebirds to the homemade buttermilk I make each week, I hope you enjoy my little corner of the world!