Hello & Welcome!
I am so glad that you stopped by to learn more about me and Boots & Hooves Homestead.
Hey there! How’s it going? I’m Mary. Here on BHH, I blog about the things I’m pretty passionate about – farm life and made from scratch recipes. All created with love
I am 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.
But things suddenly changed courses when I was recruited for a job in Nebraska.
I met and married my real life cowboy.
I fell in love with the country boy and the country life. And so I traded in my high heels and pencil skirts for muck boots and dirty jeans.
Ahh, the simple life.
Here we are raising four littles on the family ranch in rural Nebraska. If you would have told me 10 years ago that I’d be living in the middle of nowhere with 4 children, I would have said you were nuts!
When we aren’t busy wrangling littles or cattle, goats, chickens, and ducks, we are working hard on building our homestead dreams from scratch.
I grew up in a big Italian family and food was the center of all gatherings. My grandparents arrived from Italy and Greece. So, I learned a lot from their life on the Mediterranean.
So, here I am in the middle of nowhere, learning how to embrace simplicity, married to my real life cowboy, and mother to our four young children.
I honestly never would have imagined or planned this life. I certainly never dreamed of living my own version of Green Acres. 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!
But it has truly been the most rewarding experience. I can’t imagine raising our children anywhere else.
What to Expect from Boots & Hooves Homestead
Here at Boots & Hooves Homestead, you’ll find a lot of information about the farm life and homemade meals made from scratch.
And of course, made from the heart.
I create recipes that are inspired by my Mediterranean family. But also with a Midwestern comfort food flair.
I believe in sharing occasional treats with my family and not to live a life that is incredibly restrictive. For us, it is about a healthy balance.