Hey ya’ll! My name is Shelby DeVore. Welcome to Farminence! I’d like to share a little bit about myself in this first post…
First of all, I’m a momma to two beautiful kids. Forrest is almost 7, and Dallas is 2. Yikes! I guess my babies aren’t babies anymore. My husband, Michael and I are both active and outside all of the time. So are our kids.
It’s hard not to be outside all of the time considering we are in the process of starting a small farm. But all of the outside activity is good for the kids in my opinion. At least it gets Forrest away from playing Minecraft!
I mentioned that we are in the process of starting a farm. We live in the country and for the most part, both of us always have.
I grew up on a hobby farm. My parents had a little bit of everything from a huge vegetable garden each year to pigs and chickens. So I was raised working hard and learned early on to enjoy being in that kind of setting.
Michael is the mechanical/ engineering side of our relationship. If something is broke or needs to be fixed around here, he’s the one to get the job done.
When I graduated high school, I left our small town and went to Mississippi State University where I got a degree in Animal and Dairy Sciences. I’m a little biased about the best college in the country, and in my opinion, your closet can never have too much maroon in it. 🙂
After I graduated, I moved back home and started working at the high school Michael and I graduated from. I’m now working on a Master’s degree in Agriculture from the University of Tennessee.
I love all aspects of agriculture and I hope to share some of the knowledge I have learned with you on Farminence. I teach animal science and plant science classes at our local high school. Coming from experience, teaching can be tough, so make sure you give the teachers that you know some love. Really, it means the world, especially when we’ve had a rough day!
A year and a half ago, we moved from living next door to Michael’s parents, and moved into the house next door to my parents. We still live only 5 minutes away from Michael’s parents, so the kids are able to go hang out with grandparents pretty much on a whim.
We bought our house, which sits on mostly wooded, hilly land. We’ve been slowly working on getting it suitable for the small farm that we are growing in to. We’ve got a couple of cats, a dog, a bunch of chickens, a pig named Lucille and a few horses.
We also are avid gardeners. Last year, I tweaked some of my gardening practices and literally got tomatoes from the end of March through the end of November! More on that in another post… Update- you can check out more information about plasticulture gardening and what you can expect from your plasticulture garden just three weeks in.
I plan on Farminence being a place where I can share information about general farming and livestock, homesteading practices and tips, recipes, DIY projects and more with ya’ll.
Feel free to comment and let me know what you would like to see on Farminence!
Again, welcome to Farminence!