I'm always happy to offer my advice, but I'll never take myself too seriously.
By trade and passion, I am a childrens book illustrator and fine artist. By passion and frugality, I am an avid gardener and would be homemaker. I started this blog with an urban homestead in Austin, TX with vegetable and herb gardens in my front yard, and a compost heap and some friendly chickens in the backyard. I'm now living with my husband and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi in Philomath, Oregon, searching for full time jobs and a 5+ acre parcel to call our own hobby farm. I love cooking delicious, usually healthy things utilizing as many homegrown ingredients as I can, and when I'm not filling the kitchen with tantalizing dinner smells I fill it with delightful aromas of freshly made soap. I write recipes, when I remember to. I love teaching people how to live frugally and in sync with the planet and seasons. I'm excited to continue learning age old skills like spinning yarn and using herbs as medicine. I'm constantly churning out new entrepreneurial efforts to supplement my artist's income, including selling my handcrafted soaps and other body products at local farmers markets and online.
You can find samples of my illustration work at my online portfolio: www.MirandaRMueller.com
I started delving into a life of sustainability from yard eggs, fresh produce, and homemade cheese and soap in the urban capitol of Texas. I am so excited to finally have moved back to Oregon and make my way back to more rural living. We plan to begin breeding Miniature Nubian goats for milk, Icelandic sheep for fiber, meat and milk, Wyandotte chickens for color, and Alpacas and llamas for super fun friends that also help fine yarn and felted soap.
Thanks so much for reading An Austin Homestead. I hope you'll join the ride with me as I transition to an Oregon Homestead, and that you wish us luck finding our niche!