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About Mountain Girls

Michelle 

The creator of MGH

If there is one term that describes me, it would be a mountain girl. My roots grow deep into this land. I have mud from the Montana mountains on my boots and in my memories. There is lake water in my blood. From the time I was a little girl, I have left footprints all along the shores of the hidden mountain lakes, over the deer and elk trails now long gone, and even up trees where I used to escape to. Even now, I remember the old trails, those places my father took me and taught me about the wilderness, survival in the woods, the animals, and how to respect what God has given us. 

My deep connection to nature sprouted a desire to live off the land from a very young age. I've spent my adult life growing that desire. People have said I was crazy for gardening in the Mountains at an elevation over five-thousand feet along a creek bed. But my hardworking spirit and don't-quit attitude have been the forces that keep me going, as I've carved out my homestead in the mountains one step at a time. Though I face trials each year, from encapsulating snow, wild animals that eat everything, and weather that challenges me every season, I continue to learn, continue to forge a deeper understanding of the world around me, and continue to chase after my dreams of building up my homestead. 

I still live by my free-spirited roots, just as Ralph Waldo Emmerson put it: "Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air." 

 

I hope you are inspired to do the same through what we share here. 

Welcome to Mountain Girls Homestead. 

                                                                    Michelle (Prov. 31:26-27)

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Jocelynn

Oldest Daughter

I'm a home-grown girl with big dreams. Though I work as an accountant in a public firm, I am truly a farmgirl at heart. I adore being in nature, often taking my puppy for walks, caring for my chickens, or tending the garden. The rest of the time, I write stories and poetry, quilt, bake pies, and think up new business ideas. Through my work with Mountain Girls Homestead, my hope is to encourage others to follow their dreams, live a fulfilling life, create things uniquely theirs, and find the beauty in the ordinary.

                                                                           Jocelynn (Romans 8:28)

Sophia

Middle Daughter

Hi! I am the coffee-obsessed mountain girl. I love sewing, cake baking, taking photos, drawing, camping, and being in the great outdoors. But most of all, I love coffee! I am currently practicing my coffee making skills so that I can become a professional barista. One day, I want to own my own coffee shop. I believe coffee is a science, an art, and a daily necessity. Here you'll find some of my experiences using an espresso machine, as well as some of the many other goodies I make. 

                                                                         Sophia (Proverbs 3:5-6)  

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Nikole

Youngest Daughter

Ask anyone in my family and they will tell you that I am a vintage junkie at heart with a love for everything outdoors. I love to spend my spare time baking, painting, sewing, and doing any type of craft. I’m also bookworm . My home is the outdoors, whether that be in the garden, sitting with the chickens, hiking a mountain trail, camping, or fishing. I am passionate about conservation and am currently in an internship with the forest service. I wish to use wisdom in the dominion that God has given us over this world. I have learned so much from my mom about gardening up here in the mountains of Montana. And My goal is, to become a Master Permaculturalist. Until then I will keep reading, watching, and learning all I can.

                                                                              Nikole (Hebrews 11:3)

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