sharing inspiration for intentional living from our Home on one acre, nestled in the evergreens of Northern California.
Hi and welcome to The Evergreen Acre! I'm Emily, the voice behind The Evergreen Acre. Join me as I share gardening tips, from scratch recipes, homemaking and DIY projects from our one acre home and garden nestled in the evergreens of Northern California.
About the Evergreen Acre
Why The Evergreen Acre? I started this blog in 2019, I wanted a creative outlet to chronicle my cooking and gardening tips. In this blog I hope to share with you ways of creating a beautiful, timeless and functional, garden and home regardless of how much space you may have. I also love the notion of something being "evergreen" timeless, versatile and never wavering. I hope the advice I give here stands up to that definition.
I hope this blog inspires you to learn new skills and maybe even start a garden of your own! Here is what this blog can help you with.
Organic Gardening- Made simple for beginners and seasoned growers alike.
Raising Backyard Chickens- Easy steps for keeping a thriving flock of backyard poultry.
Making real food from scratch - Simple Whole food cooking made for real families with lots going on.
Homemaking - Encouraging you to make your home a haven for you and you family.
My background is in event planning and management and my degree from the University of Oregon (go ducks!) is in Communication and Business. But growing my own food, cooking that food from scratch and creating a home that helps me and my family thrive have always been my passions.
I was raised in the country and from a very young age I showed interest in homemaking, gardening and cooking the foods that I grew.
Growing up my next-door neighbor, I affectionately called "grandma Sig" was great depression migrant and homesteader out of necessity. She migrated to California from Arkansas in the mid 1930's.
She started a homestead on a three acre plot, with her husband who was a timber faller by trade. She taught me how to garden, preserve food, take care of animals and lean into to simple pleasures of homemaking. I still have the first sewing project we made together. A small dolls quilt made from old fabric samples and backed with a vintage dish towel.
She Knew how to live off the land. But she also liked the finer things in life. She proudly drove her powder blue Mercedes, though only on Sundays.
I Have fifteen plus years of experience gardening, keeping chickens, homemaking and cooking from scratch on my own one acre homestead. I love cultivating simple skills and take pleasure making delicious meals from the food I grow. I hope that this blog inspires you to fulfill your simple living dreams as Grandma Sig inspired me.