Jan the Nerdy Farm Wife


I’ve always been an awkward person, running face first into poles and file cabinets and walls, and tripping over my own two left feet. I even carry a small scar beside my eye where I ran smack dab into a school bus mirror in sixth grade while playing a game of chase. How do you miss a giant yellow school bus right in front of your face?! Well, somehow, I did. (And, yes, I was wearing my glasses!)

I would much rather have stayed inside and read a book, or played Legend of Zelda when I was kid, rather than go outside and enjoy nature. Yet, somehow, I ended up on a seven acre farm full of chickens, ducks, bunnies, goats, turkeys, pigs, honey bees, dogs and one cat, all needing my attention many times a day. I homeschool my two kids and have grown to realize the importance of spending time outdoors each day and the value of teaching them life skills such as gathering firewood, tending to animals, using a pocket knife, finding your way in the woods… okay, this last part I’m not so good at, but I try!

I’m a serial hobbyist with many interests, but this blog has morphed into a place where I share soap making ideas and tips along with herbal recipes and natural DIY body care projects. I’m also especially fond of finding fun uses for weeds and otherwise overlooked plants. Every so often, I share a food recipe or two (but I love to eat much more than I love to cook!)

You can also find me sharing monthly projects over at HobbyFarms.com and Natural Herbal Living Magazine.

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The information on this site is for idea-sharing only. While I do my best to provide useful information, any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk and not a substitute for medical, legal, or any other professional advice of any kind.

Contact & Answers to FAQS

Since I also homeschool my kids, help run our sustainable farm and have the usual day-to-day distractions of life like laundry and dishes, my time at the computer is limited. Thank you for understanding that I get quite a bit of email each day so can’t answer you immediately. It may take up to a week or so, to get back to you. (But I will!) :)

** I’m frequently asked, but am not seeking guest posts and don’t accept requests for paid (or unpaid) links of unsolicited web content to my site. (Repeated spammy requests will be marked as spam.)

If you have a question or comment about soap making or a recipe on this blog: Please leave your question as a comment on a related blog post, where others can benefit from the answer, instead of emailing me directly. You can also leave a message on my Facebook page for a quicker response, since it may take several days for me to see a comment.

If you’ve purchased my Natural Soap Making package, I answer any and all natural soap-related questions several times a day in the associated private Facebook group.

If you have a problem downloading an eBook or ePackage you’ve purchased from me, please contact me at hello @ thenerdyfarmwife.com and I will help you as soon as I see your email.

If you have a question about a recipe you found on another web site or in a book that I didn’t write – please ask that web site’s owner or book’s author instead of me if you run into problems with it. I’m happy to help troubleshoot my own recipes with you though!

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