Welcome to the Little House on Pine, a homestead working toward simple self-reliance. We’re learning how to live in accord with the natural world, striving to produce more than we consume. We garden, raise animals, and preserve food. We enjoy cooking with local ingredients and immerse ourselves in a place of growing wonder.
A childhood searching for wildlife in woods—combined with a love of stories in literature and films—opened a path toward environmental consciousness. I enjoy cooking, gardening, running, sharing skills, and seeking an active knowledge of the world. Here’s how I transitioned from English to ecology.
I grew up on a small backyard farm, where we had a motley crew of chickens, a pig, miniature ponies and a horse, Jersey heifers, rabbits, cats, and a dog. In college, I pursued a course that blended environmental studies with history and led to research opportunities around the world. Having completed an apprenticeship at Colchester Farm, I’m helping to establish a farmstead using permaculture principles.
Education and Training
- CSA Apprenticeship
- Master Gardener Certification
- Master Naturalist Certification
- Permaculture Design Curriculum
- Air sealing
- Energy audit
- Energy Star appliances
- Food preservation
- LED lighting
- Rainwater capture
- Thermal curtains
- Bay-Wise certification
- Closing loops
- Community Supported Agriculture
- Designing a native wildlife sanctuary
- Opting out of television
- Planning meals
- Reading and reflecting
- Setting goals