Cindy grew up on a small Texas farm. She worked at a dairy while in high school and her summers were spent working in the fields of several local farmers. She has a vast amount of experience in gardening, horticulture and animal husbandry. She has written hundreds of articles covering various aspects within these topics. She has a special interest in growing and using herbs for culinary as well as medicinal purposes.
Cindy has taken formal homesteading classes that provided instruction as well as practical application designed for a family or individual wanting to venture into homesteading. The instruction encompassed hands-on workshops as well as seminars and lectures. The topics covered included organic gardening, growing and using herbs, beekeeping, planning and maintaining orchards and vineyards, caring for poultry and dairy animals, water supply, building fencing, barns and sheds. She and her husband are gradually implementing much of what she has learned to become as self-sufficient as possible.
Cindy also completed training as a master naturalist. Her training and subsequent activities as a master naturalist touched on many of these same issues.