About Colibri Homestead


Colibri Homestead is the place we live out our days, and because of that, it’s magical to us. We live in a small, just right for us, brick of a house that sits on nearly a quarter acre in the burbs, and we share our fence with five (FIVE!) neighbors. We grow as much of our food as we can in an ever expanding garden, and have fruit trees, two beehives for honey, chickens for eggs and sometimes meat, and rabbits and turkeys (seasonally) for meat. Lots of bugs, critters and birds make their home here too, our favorite being the hummingbirds that live here year round. These hummingbirds (Colibri in Spanish) are our homestead’s namesake, and to make it official, Dan painted a giant one on the garden-side of our house as a birthday gift for me.


We are officially those strange neighbors, ya’ll! But homesteading is our jam; it’s a big part of who we are and what we love, and we like to fill our lives with what brings us joy.

We are a mom, dad and mid elementary-age son. We are followers of Jesus, tinkerers, creators, dreamers, canners, gardeners, adoptive parents (through foster care), silly, serious and love the life adventure that we’re on together. We embrace our quirkiness, and write here about our daily going ons, from creative pursuits, to family life, to homesteading.

We invite you to pull up a chair and join us! We’d love to hear about you in the comments too! Welcome, friend.

You can follow Mel on Instagram to see pictures of us and our every day life. {If you don’t use Instagram, you can still see pictures by clicking on the link.}

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