Do you dream about homesteading? Or creating a more balanced, healthy & non-toxic lifestyle? It can be a little challenging when you don’t know how or where to start. But it doesn’t have to be!

egg carton filled with a variety of colorful eggs
finished bread loaf out of the oven with a kitchen tea towel next to it.
Mary holding a chick in hands.

welcome to boots & hooves homestead!

Here you’ll find tips and tricks for learning how to create that homestead lifestyle that you crave. With simple, healthy & non-toxic ingredient swaps.

At Boots & Hooves Homestead, you’ll find that we are all about living beyond the conventional. There’s a lot of information about learning homesteading skills, non-toxic living on the internet.

So, I’m so grateful that you’re here where I can share what I’ve learned about building our homestead, growing a kitchen garden, and a little sprinkling of farm life too.

raised garden bed with cabbage, broccoli, and other greens.

you’ll love boots & hooves homestead if…

  • you want to learn beginner homesteading skills
  • you’re new to natural living 
  • you want to grow more of your family’s food 
  • you want to create a beautiful and functional kitchen garden
  • you’re a busy mom who wants to make delicious family-style meals made simply!
headshot of Mary

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.

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.

harvesting tomatoes in the kitchen garden.

Creating that homestead life you crave, doesn’t have to be complicated.

my mission

My mission is to help people live a more natural and simple life. To DIY their homestead & natural lifestyle dreams confidently & without any extra stress!

I created this site back in 2016 after a few years of getting acquainted with the rural country life. It was my way of sharing beginner homesteader tips and insights to our family’s journey with natural living & growing our own food.

Do you want to make delicious food for your family and friends while still using real food ingredients and minimal effort? These easy to make comfort food recipes are perfect for gathering around the dinner table – together!

Like you, I don’t have hours available to spend in the kitchen making dinner. I’m a busy mom of 4, so simple comforting meals are what I create for my family. 

And I want you to feel confident about making delicious & comforting recipes for your family and friends.

I grew up in a big Italian family. I am actually the oldest of six children! And while growing up, food was the center of all gatherings. My grandparents moved to the US from Italy and Greece. So, I learned a lot from their life on the Mediterranean. And this is where I get a lot of my recipe inspiration.

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petting the sheep in the pasture.


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