Welcome! I’m Deborah. I’m an entrepreneur, work-at-home-mom, horse lover, vegetarian, and a designer, sharer, and blogger! I live on a beautiful rural mountain ranch with my 2-legged & 4-legged family! We love animals, nature, homeschooling, essential oils, gardening, photography, and exploring and sharing a life lived naturally.

Hens, Horses & Homesteading (Dogs, too!)

First, life on the ranch will cover the adventures of our current, and future, rescued animals! We currently share our homestead with 3 rescues: a Siberian Husky, an Arabian and a Quarter Horse! These three bring us as much serenity as they do crazy antics and we wouldn’t have it any other way!

We’ll be introducing chickens, hens to be more precise, into our homestead. We’re all about farm fresh eggs from healthy-spoiled- chickens! Are we going to convert our hay barn into a glorious chicken coop? Or, are we going to go with something pre-made just for chickens? We’re still deciding on that one, but we plan on taking you on the journey to find out!

Lastly, we love the long-eareds! Not only do donkeys provide livestock protection but they are wonderful, and calming, companion animals! We know of a few donkey rescues that we’d like to help. So when we do, we’ll be sharing their arrival, with you!

Cougar and Tucker enjoying a beautiful Fall day!


Living life, naturally is very important to us. We love researching ways to save money, to eat and live healthier while becoming more efficient and less dependent on processed foods, factory farming and chemical processes that ultimately do more harm than good.

One of the ways we’re doing this is by planting our first vegetable garden on our rural mountain ranch!  We’d love to sustain our spring through fall vegetable needs and provide something for our critters, domestic and wild. So, this year, in this setting, with its rich soil, we’re giving it a go! We’ll be discovering together what worked. What didn’t work, and why?

Fruits and Vegetable Hens Horses & Homesteading

Homegrown fruits and vegetables

dōTERRA  Essential Oils

For us, living a life, naturally, of course, naturally involves, <— see what I did there? I digress… how we’re working to eliminate toxins from our daily lives and homestead while finding healthier alternatives to support our health and wellness. We started replacing chemical-laden store bought products with natural homemade alternatives infused with essential oils while also using the oils to support our health care needs – and, we’ve never looked back! I was so impressed with the results that I joined dōTERRA  as a Wellness Leader! I’m looking forward to sharing our essential oil journey with you!

If you’d like more information about how you too can use dōTERRA  essential oils to support your health and wellness, that of your family, and your animals, I’d like to invite you to JOIN my private VIP group on Facebook! It’s a wonderful community of like-minded people all sharing their essential oil journey! The group is dedicated to essential oil education and support, including a variety of FREE online oil classes to further your education as well as further education on doTERRA’s oils, products, and monthly specials! Here’s the link to join: www.facebook.com/groups/HHHEssentialOilsVIP/

OIL LEADERSHIP TEAM:  If you’re an entrepreneur, or interested in starting your own business, I’m currently seeking 1 to 2 strong leaders to partner with me.  I’d love to hear from you! Apply here:  http://henshorseshomesteading.com/oil-leadership-team/

Perfect Moment Hens Horses & Homesteading

When you’re looking for some inspiration and motivation, regardless of the journey you’re on, be sure to visit Lift. Lift is a beautiful gallery of quotes and imagery to plant the seed inspiration, feed the blossom of motivation, and grow the mind-set of action!

Lavender Field Hens Horses & Homesteading

A field of lavender


Being a long time artist and designer, I’m excited to continue offering my custom horseshoe keepsakes. My line of custom horseshoes is inspired from a coupling of my love of horses with a need to provide gorgeous, high quality, personalized horse decor pieces to loving people and families! You can find my current designs available in my Shop.

September Birthstone Horseshoe Collage Hens Horses & Homesteading

Personalized Birthstone Horseshoes

All the Rest

Our beautiful ranch, with its crazy mountain weather, lends itself to the most amazing scenery. Our new photography blog, My Morning View, will capture various moments in time of the beauty and simplicity on and around our gorgeous rural, mountain ranch!

Last but not least, you’ll find articles on homeschooling, recipes from food to health support, diy’s, inspiration and motivation and much, much more!

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