My name is Wendy, and I am the the head chicken tender here at The Robin's Nest. We are a modern homestead(ish) family located in Natchitoches Parish Louisiana.
My favorite color is sage green, and my favorite vegetable is TACOS. Gardening has become a passion, and I am slightly addicted to hatching eggs in the incubator. I breed show quality Holland Lop and Lionhead rabbits, and we are beginning to get involved with Cavies as well.
I am a mama to two beautiful teenage girls who keep me busy with their basketball, softball, and cheerleading schedules. When sports start to slow down they are dragging me to ALL the rabbit shows. Being their mom and watching them shine is a total blessing from God.
I am a lover of nature. I look forward to seeing new life spring up from the earth and out of the barn every year. I am a Jesus follower, and I love to sing. My favorite hobby is kayaking on the lake traveling to see new places.
I love the idea of childhood being spent barefooted in the grass and collecting your breakfast out of the coop every morning. Laying on a blanket and making out shapes in the clouds, or reading a good book will always win over television or video games.
Slowing Down and Adoption
I use to live in a major city, but I was craving a slower pace. I needed simplicity and a life that felt meaningful. I felt like I was living in a rat race, and I wanted to feel a connection with God that was being drowned out by the hustle and bustle of life in the city.
I felt like I was drowning. I knew I needed to do something to allow myself to heal both my heart and my health, so I packed up and moved 700 miles south and began to rebuild my life with my focus on God. Little did I know then that my life was about to be turned upside down by an eight year old little girl who needed a family.
There is no doubt in my mind that every season of my life was preparing me for this, and it was all part of God's kingdom plan. The trauma, my health, the move, the adoption... God's hand was in every moment of it, and I am thankful that He used me in such a mighty way. Jason and I may not have gained a daughter the usual way, but I can't even imagine life without her.
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