Since 2014, I have been sharing my love of the natural world as a published author. Explore the books and articles below that encourage compassionate connections with wildlife and our environment.
The Woman Hobby Farmer: Female Guidance for Growing Food, Raising Livestock, and Building a Farm-Based Business
Hobby farming is alive and thriving in semi-rural, suburban, and rural areas across the country, and female farmers have been cited as the fastest growing sector within the farming community in recent years. With more than 1 million women in the United States and Canada describing farming as their primary source of income, and many more for whom hobby farming is just that—a hobby—the time is right for a publication dedicated to hobby farming from a female perspective. Written for women, by a woman, this insightful volume is packed with stories and advice from women hobby farmers and looks at female-specific farming challenges as well as issues that all farmers face.

Inside The Woman Hobby Farmer:

•Discussions on the who, what, why, and where of hobby farming

•Deciding on your farming goals and making a plan

•What to expect in your new endeavor

•How to decide what to plant and prepare your planting sites

•Advice on feeding, caring for, and housing different types of livestock

•A look at “agripreneurship”—running and marketing your hobby farm as a successful business

•Stories, quotes, and advice from successful female hobby farmers
Wildlife in Your Garden: Planting and Landscaping to Create a Backyard Sanctuary 
Imagine a thriving garden in your backyard, bursting with vibrantly colored blooms and lush green leaves, shaded by tall trees. Now imagine the same garden, alive with buzzing and flapping and chirping and croaking. Imagine the ecological impact of encouraging natural pollinators. Imagine the excitement of watching your garden become a hub of activity and learning about all of its different visitors. For those who relish observing nature in action, planning a garden to attract certain types of wildlife can bring daily enjoyment right into the backyard.
Inside Wildlife in Your Garden:
How to deal with and even appreciate the insects in your garden
Reptile and amphibian backyard visitors and how they can contribute to a healthy ecosystem
“Birdscaping”—planning and planting with birds in mind
A special section on hummingbirds that includes an illustrated guide to twelve common types
Using binoculars and field guides to identify birds by sight and by calls
Different types of pollination and the plants and food crops that depend on it
Butterfly metamorphosis and gardening for the different life stages
How bats and moths take over pollination duties at night
Learning to coexist with four-legged furry friends who like to dig and forage
Natural ways to protect your garden from pests and discourage harmful wildlife
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Lumina Media (May 17, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1620081385
ISBN-13: 978-1620081389
Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds