For years, I have shared haphazardly on various forms of social media to basically serve my own ego, as we all do. I decided to own that role and be intentional about it. I wanted to start writing about my passions, my thoughts, and day to day life. I founded The Riggan Homestead with a mission to give others a taste of what goes on in my mind, and continue to learn and grow.
Take some time to explore the blog, read something interesting, and feel free to reach out.
James and I met at a bar in 2009, how cliché. But that’s how the story goes. I was 21 he was 19 (little to my knowledge at them time). We dated and quickly fell in love, moving in together only a few months after meeting.
We felt no real need to rush marriage, although we both always planned on it. So, after 7 years, in 2016, we finally said I do. Earlier that year, we purchased our first home, which has subsequently become (the first) Riggan Homestead.
Four years later, in 2020, we had our son, Valentine, on January 13th at 2:16am. 8lbs 15oz. He has added all sorts of new adventures to our lives and we love sharing everything with him. Even at his young age, he already shows love and compassion for animals, as we do. I’m excited to share his experiences and adventures here as well.
We all share a love for aniamls and that has contributed to our lives in many ways. I had raised chickens for a few years (in small quantity) while we were renting, so once we owned our own home, it was game on!
I have expanded our flock to include a variety of fowl and waterfowl. I have also been deemed ‘the crazy bird lady’ in our small town, and have been contacted about abandoned wild birds (Duck Duck & Maggie) that needed a home.
Along with our three dogs and three cats, we some how manage to co-exist. It’s a lot of work, but also a lot of fun. I’m hoping with all the excitement we have, we will be able to share it with you. The comedies and tragedies of it all. It should be an eventful journey, and I’m glad to be able to share it.