About Me


Welcome to my World!

Aka…  @VillageGirlBlog

I am Shannon. My interests include crafting of all sorts, backyard chickens, gardening, preserving my harvest by canning and freezing. I am a bit of a craft beer snob and a self proclaimed foodie.  Fresh, local ingredients are what I strive to cook with/for my family. Photography is a growing passion of mine.

I am a busy sports mom. You know, the one who wears the team colors and shouts “Go Team!!” at every opportunity…Yup that’s me. I try to never miss a thing. I sit in the rain, snow and extreme heat. I carry “trunk blankets” in the trunk of my car. You never know when you may need one, either at baseball or football season. Those fold up chairs in a bag? I am a connoisseur of the camping/sport chair.

I am a sucker for animals. Really, I love them all. It probably comes down to the fact that I believe they all need me. They do, don’t they?  I should really face the fact that I like to be needed. We currently have 3 dogs, 2 cats and a gaggle of laying hens.

What else screams Shannon? Reading! Reading and writing but I love reading.  I put away at least 3 to 4 books a week. I do not watch much tv or any movies really for that matter. I’m a book girl. I like them all.

I am a self-proclaimed country girl and nerd all at the same time, this is who I am. I preserve food and talk to my chickens. I wear a lot of jeans and hoodie combinations. I read… a lot, and I am not hip to the game when it comes to tv shows and movies but I am hip to heirloom veggies, backyard chickens, raising boys and loving life.

Well this is me in a nut shell. I hope you stick around and check out life in my little village. There will be food, photos, crazy chicken stories, motherhood tales and more.

2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Your kids will look back and be grateful for your support! I’m sure it means the world to them. On another note, too bad you don’t live closer…based on our similar interests, I think we could be good friends!

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