I was born in New York City moved to Maryland when I was 3 and then Texas around 4 years old. When we moved to Texas we started outside of Dallas and ended up getting a Ranch in Aubrey just outside Denton. We raised thoroughbreds at Phoenix Farm located on 25 acres with two stock ponds in a town of 150 people. I was very much the tom boy I had a pack of dogs that where my friends and cohorts. I would come home from school and go hiking for hours. I would hunt for wild edibles, bugs, Indian artifacts, rocks, and fossils. In summer there seemed to be an endless bounty of blackberries, and fall persimmons. My mother was the most amazing person to watch growing up she was always working on new projects and running the whole ranch by her self. I would help with what I could but mostly she taught me how things worked and let me play. My father was always away with work he traveled a lot but when he was home he would do the manly rent equipment jobs and do them badly. Think Tim Allen on “Home Improvement” and you have my dad. Every year we did a good size garden which had cherry tomatoes that would reach twice my height and were so sweet that you could stand in the garden and pick for an hour and never fill a bucket because you just kept eating them. My mom canned a lot in the summer and I would always try to help. This I think started many of my hobbies I enjoy. We had some changes in life and moved up to Maryland to be near the grandparents. A lot has changed in my life but the Warm summers and the bounty shared with family is something I will never forget and hope to share with my children someday.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Local grass feed Beef, Mash local potatoes, Home canned beans, and rolls.
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