About: Simple Living at Rocky Hedge Farm


Welcome to Rocky Hedge Farm

Rocky Hedge Farm is nestled on a small homestead in the beautiful state of Missouri. Our farm is where we wholeheartedly embrace the simple joys of life.

Our story began in 2013 when we stumbled upon an extraordinary opportunity. A double-wide manufactured home in foreclosure.

Recognizing the potential within its walls, we fearlessly embarked on a remodeling journey that continues today. The process of transforming our home has become a labor of love.

We are dedicated to creating a warm and inviting space for our friends and family.

In 2018, our farm took a new turn as we acquired land. Rather than constructing a new house, we relocated our doublewide to almost 5 acres.

The land that we embarked on the task of clearing was populated with hedge trees and scattered rocks. As a reflection of our journey, our farm became known as Rocky Hedge Farm.

About Me

I am a small-town country girl, born and raised in Missouri. I got married when I was 18 years old and, together with my husband, started our life journey.

In 2002, my husband and I spent several years around Memphis, Tennessee, while he attended seminary. During that time, I realized how much I cherished the slower, simpler ways of life.

In 2006, we moved back home to the great state of Missouri. This is where we settled and raised our four children: Naomi, Josiah, Eli, and Lydia.

My biggest Inspiration

My grandmother has been the biggest inspiration in my life. She and my grandfather lived in a tiny town in Arkansas, where I spent much time as a child.

I fondly remember waking in the woods, going with my grandfather to fetch fresh spring water for their off-grid home, and working in the garden alongside my grandmother.

Grandmother had a special talent for making simple, homemade meals from scratch. Looking back, I now realize that those moments on their farm shaped who I am today.

Despite having very little, my grandmother created a home filled with love and warmth. Life was simple, and her home was plain. But she made it a place where all felt loved and valued.

My Passions

My passions revolve around creating a cozy home for my family and preparing simple, homemade meals. I find immense joy in growing cut flowers, watching the birds and butterflies, and hearing the gentle hum of the bees.

Flower Gardening: My passion for flower gardening also stems from my grandmother. She adored her flowers and worked hard to keep them beautiful even though she had to keep my grandpa’s goats from eating them.

Cooking From Scratch: I used to rely on convenience foods but realized they were unhealthy for my family. So, I learned to cook from scratch, like my grandmother did. I also started using cast iron cookware, which is durable, versatile, and healthier to cook on.

Creating a Cozy Home: No matter your budget or the size of your home, it’s possible to create a cozy space. For the last several years, we have lived in our manufactured double wide home while remodeling it. We’ve learned that a cozy home isn’t about having a lot of space or expensive things. It’s about creating a space that is warm, inviting, and filled with love.

What You Can Expect From Rocky Hedge Farm

At Rocky Hedge Farm, I believe in creating a life of contentment and joy through the simple pleasures that make a house a home. Here is what you can expect from Rocky Hedge Farm:

Cast Iron Cooking Recipes

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, I have cast iron cooking recipes for every skill level. From caring for cast iron to healthy skillet meals skillet, I will show you how to use cast iron to prepare hearty, healthy meals that bring comfort and nourishment to your loved ones.

Gardening Tips and Techniques

I have gardening tips and techniques to help you succeed in growing vegetables or flowers. From planting seeds to harvesting your bounty, I’ll guide you through every step of the gardening process.

Manufactured Home Remodeling

Thinking about remodeling your manufactured home? I’ve been there! I’ll share my experiences and budget-friendly tips on how we have transformed our home into a cozy sanctuary. I have also worked with Clayton Homes and have been featured on their site for the work that I have done in remodeling our home.

Rocky Hedge Farm is where we can come together to appreciate the beauty of simple living at home. It is where we embrace a life filled with contentment and joy.

Whether gathering around the table to enjoy home-cooked meals or tending to the gardens, we find inspiration in the simplicity of life’s pleasures.

Here, we celebrate the power of simplicity, cultivating gratitude for the little things that bring us happiness.

Thank you for taking the time to read my story. May your journey be filled with blessings and joy, and may you find inspiration in the simple joys of life.