Thursday, January 29, 2009

About Us

*update-  On Jan. 22nd 2013 we lost everything in a devastating house fire. We spent 5 months in temporary rental house, and then in June we purchased a RV and moved back to our land to rebuild.  We spent 6 months living in the camper while our new home was being built. We began the new year, in a new home, with new everything.  2014, has been our year to start over completely. 

We live, love and play deep in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia.

14 years ago, we moved here from Michigan on a complete whim, with a dream to leave behind the rat race and become self sufficient. We fell in love with a small enchanted cabin on 12 acres, blessed with fruit trees and berry patches and unlimited wildlife right outside the door.

We organic garden, raise egg laying hens and strive to raise our family in a way that is natural and gentle on the earth. We believe in simplicity and are constantly working to be more self sufficient and continue working towards a sustainable future.

We constantly strive to improve our organic gardens and flowerbeds, and hope to add a few milking goats to our family this spring. 

We feel very fortunate to live in such an amazing area and to be able to make a living doing what we love, while being at home with our children.  Thanks for all of your support!The Enchanted Tree website has been online since '98. We have been totally self employed for the last 12 years, supporting ourselves through our creations.


  1. Hi there! Just stopping by to see who else goes by the name of "Tree." LOL

    I'm Tree, aka Mother of Pearl, and you have a great blog. I'm following you now with both of mine!

    Take care and visit me if you will. :)

  2. Recently I came across a comment you posted in 2007 on Mothers Website. You mentioned that you found a tick on your son’s neck and that shortly after the lymph nodes on the back of his neck were swollen. A couple of weeks ago we found a tick burrowing into my son’s neck just above the hairline. A few days later we noticed that his lymph node near the bite was very swollen.
    My son’s doc said that the swollen nodes were from the tick bite and that there was nothing else to worry about since he felt fine. Interestingly, everything I read on the web attributes swollen lymph nodes to Lyme’s disease, but your son’s doc and my son’s doc did not seem too alarmed. How did things turn out with your son and how long did it take the swollen nodes to go away? Much thanks. Dave in Utah.

  3. Hi Tree! It's April from the Stitchin' Bitches! I hope you are well and glad to see you are still creating!!! :)