Welcome to Boots & Hooves Homestead!
Boots & Hooves Homestead is about living life simply and naturally. This place is for anyone who is beginning to live their homesteading dream. And who want to simplify and live a more natural way of life.
What does it mean to live a natural life? To me it means to live off the land. To live a toxic free life, free of processed foods, and to create healthy habits for myself and my family.
Here I am sharing our adventures in natural, simple & country living.
Hey there! How’s it going? I’m Mary. I am originally from Southern California where I worked as a Human Resource Manager. 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 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.
I love this homestead life and I really love all of the homesteaders I’ve met in person and through this blog. One of the top lessons I’ve learned along the way is how important it is to network with both experienced and newbie homesteaders.
We can all learn so much from each other!
I’m passionate about my family, my faith, tradition & vintage life. And of course, coffee.
My mission is to help beginning homesteaders live a more natural and simple life.
For nearly 10 years, we have started several different homesteads, planned & plotted gardens, built new animal structures, and created our homestead dreams from scratch.
And then we started over. And over again.
Life is a journey.
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Do you crave a more natural & simple life?
Are you ready to begin your homestead dream? And learn about raising livestock, planning a garden, animal structures, and building your homestead from scratch?
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