Welcome to Boots & Hooves Homestead
Hello! I’m Mary – a Traditional Catholic (TLM), loving rancher’s wife, homeschooling mother of 4 littles.
- Age: 40
- Location: on a cattle ranch in the middle of nowhere, Nebraska
- Hometown: Los Angeles, California
- Years married: 10+ 🥂
- Children: 3 girls and 1 boy.
- Previous job(s): Human Resources Manager, Store Engagement Manager
- Hobbies: gardening & cooking
- Favorite food: tacos & pasta
I’m originally from Southern California where I worked as a Human Resource Manager and in Business Operations. I was incredibly focused on my career and very active in community volunteerism.
My passion for community volunteering was often driven by advocacy for those who many times didn’t have a voice and/or those with special needs.
During this time, I sat on two advisory boards for local non-profits involved in children’s literacy & the arts. I’m also very passionate about supporting our wounded heroes & their families, and animal rescues.
A few of my favorite non-profits are:
Learn how Boots & Hooves is supporting animal rescues on our Start Here page.
Creating that homestead life you crave, doesn’t have to be complicated.
Fast forward a few years … and here we are raising four young children on the family ranch in rural Nebraska.
If you would have told me 10 years ago that I’d be living on a ranch in the middle of nowhere, with 4 children, I would have said you were nuts!
When I became pregnant with my first child, I began to research everything! Learning about the chemicals that were in cleaning products inspired me to ditch the toxins and create my own natural cleaning products.
But this is where the story begins. Moving to the middle of nowhere taught me a lot about country living (with a bit of culture shock thrown in!) and it is what catapulted my natural living journey.
When we aren’t busy wrangling littles or cattle, goats, chickens, and ducks, we are working hard on building our homestead dreams from scratch.
This means constantly reevaluating and testing processes to find what works best for our family.
I honestly never would have imagined or planned this life. I certainly never dreamed of living my own version of Little House on the Prairie.
Or that I could make a career out of a blog while living in the middle of nowhere. And sometimes with some really sketchy internet!
Thanks for stopping by
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