Have you always wanted to grow a garden? Make preserves? Bake your own bread? Let me be your guide to the abundant and delicious world of backyard homesteading.

Hello there new friend

My name is Calamity Jane, but you can call me Calamity. I have been practicing the fine arts of gardening, cooking and homesteading for over 20 years. I am also a natural educator, and love to share my life's work. I can't stand the idea that many people were never taught these basic skills and feel intimidated by the idea of trying to learn, all alone! Let me be your guide. We will navigate the challenges together, and start you on your way with the confidence of success.