About Me

AVATARI have passed my 50th birthday. As I’ve matured, I’ve come to realize the deep connection that I feel with the land and how much it fuels my energy and my passion when I am honouring that connection.

This is my story of trying to make a rural property into a small farm…. grow and preserve some of our own food, care for some animals, reconnect with the earth, explore herbal and natural health and well-being and enjoy the fresh country air and sunshine.

My letterboxing handle is Water Lily.  Thus…. homesteadingwithwaterlily.  My family (husband and 16yo son) and I live on an acreage, about 1 1/4 hours NW of Calgary.  I work for the Alberta Camping Association as their Executive Director.  In my spare time, I letterbox (less recently), garden and fuss with chickens.

Zone 3A ~ Water Valley, AB