Hello and welcome.

My name is Shannon. I grew up in a small town in northern Minnesota. I studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married the papa one month later. We were then blessed with two baby boys within the first four years of marriage and now share our days with two precious girls as well.

Having babies gave our family a desire to return to the old paths – to nourish our family with traditional, homegrown foods; rid our home of toxic chemicals and petroleum products; and give our children a chance to know a simple, sustainable way of life.

We are building a homestead from scratch on our two little acres in central Texas. There’s a lot to be done to become somewhat self-sufficient, but we are debt-free and get to spend our days living this simple, good life together with our four young children.

Nourishing Days is a space where I can share our adventures in real food and sustainability. From recipes to how-tos to confessions to the (more than) occasional soap box rant… if we’re passionate about it then it’s probably here somewhere.

I also like to write (and photograph for) seasonal cookbooks full of the grain-free, nutrient-dense real foods that I feed my family in my home kitchen. I’ve contributed articles to other sites like the Plan to Eat blog, Simple Bites, and Keeper of the Home.

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