Well, hey there! I’m Kelly: a beekeeper, cook, homesteader, writer, photographer, and recipe developer. My husband and I live on a beautiful wooded homestead in New England. I started TheHerbeevore.com to document our adventures in beekeeping, homesteading, and to share all the fantastic fresh & vibrant recipes we enjoy.
Living the Homestead Life
My husband and I bought our wildnerness dream home 3 years ago. Our little acerage is heavily forrested, with huge boulders and old rustic rockwalls lining the property. We have fully embraced living the rugged homestead lifestyle!
- We chop, haul, split, stack all our own firewood to heat our home in the winter
- Tap our maple trees to make maple syrup in the spring
- Hike on the winding trails we built throughout our property
- Grow our own food in our gardens in the summer and fall
- Compost all kitchen scraps to prevent food waste
- And, of course started beekeeping
Each year we are working on becoming more sustainable and self-sufficient on our land.
A Bit About My Journey East
I moved out to New England about 7 years ago for graduate school. I move from Southern California, which was a huge shift in environment. I was lucky enough to meet my wonderful husband and be able to land my dream job. We now reside in a lovely post-and-beam home which we share with our 3 purrr-fect kitties… and we share our property with about 250,000 bees.
I’ve always fostered a passion for cooking, and living on our homestead has allowed me to dive fully in. I create recipes with the fresh produce from our garden and with fresh honey from our beehives.
Most of these recipes are vegan, as that is how we eat on a daily basis. Some are vegetarian, some are flexitarian, and some do contain meat. We eat as healthy as we can, enjoying local and fresh produce and foods from the farms and ocean nearby.
The Buzz on Beekeeping
3 years ago we decided to give beekeeping a try! It was a totally new journey for us and felt great to do something to help out our little ecosystem. We now have a few well-established colonies and see our bees happily buzzing around our trees and flowers in the summer. Last year I even caught a wild swarm of bees on our property too, expanding our little apiary to 5 hives!
My Journey To Food Blogging
I started this site as a recipe archive for myself to preserve all the recipes that I create so I can make them again and again. And as an added benefit: a wonderful community of people started liking, commenting, sharing, and recreating these recipes for their own families. Most recipes you see here I’ve created from scratch. I’m working on compiling my amazing archive of Family Recipes (my dad’s side of the family has a long history of owning restaurants/supper clubs in Chicago)!
And I’ll be adding lots of beekeeping posts and homestead updates.
I love working and living on our land, walking our wooded trails, and coming up with fresh, plant-based, and healthy recipes for my little family. I also am a contributing writer over at CircleAround, so you can find additional recipes and amazing work/lifetyle articles over there.
Thanks for Visiting, and Happy Trails!
Sponsorship and Collaborations
If you’re interested in working with me by sponsoring a post or any other type of collaboration through a blog post on the site or on Instagram – I’m honored and would love to chat with you! You can get in touch with me through my contact page HERE.