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Hi! I’m Katie.

I am a homesteader and homemaker based in Fort Wayne, IN. My husband and I, along with our two little girls, garden, raise meat rabbits, and keep bees all in the backyard of our quarter acre property in the suburbs. After years of thinking we couldn’t homestead until we moved out to the country, we decided enough was enough and started creating abundance in our backyard. Now, I teach families how to create their dream homestead right where they are through backyard beekeeping.

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