Can you tell us a bit about you and family life on the farm?
I grew up on a beef cattle farm. We had everything from chickens and pigs to horses, donkeys, ducks, quails, rabbits and so much more. My husband grew up just around the corner as his family have a cash crop and beef cattle farm.
It’s funny how life works out sometimes, we ended up marrying and buying his grandparents farmhouse between the two family farms. We have worked so hard the past few years tearing down rotting fences and building anew. We built new barns for our chickens, goats, and a jersey calf named Gunther, we even dug a trench to be able to supply water to the barns.
I finally feel so much more settled after years of demolishing, salvaging what we could and re- building… we now have our family home.
Can you describe Michigan in three words?
Michigan in three words- dark, dreary, and cold. Just kidding... I’m a bit bitter from these last few weeks of snow and rain! I’d say unpredictable, yet still beautiful and breathtaking.
How will you be celebrating Thanksgiving this year?
This year for Thanksgiving we would love to start some traditions of our own with our two little boys. I hope to make a few family secret recipes and have our home filled with family and friends.
How do you use Falcon at home?
Falcon enamelware is a family favorite around here. My love for enamel began with my mother who collected it. I have slowly added beloved pieces such as the Falcon Prep Set and Bake Set as they were the only things on my Christmas list the last two years!
My boys have fallen in love too, and ask for their “special cup” at dinner time. This year I added the Deep Plates to our dinner set, and the hubby loves being able to push his food to the side to help shovel it in!