About Us

‘moment of insight’
(Zen Japanese)

Kensho Homestead is our attempt to align our life with our values.  We moved to rural East Texas after two ‘hundred-year hurricane’ evacuations (Katrina and Ike) chased us out of the Gulf region.  We’ve never regretted it!  I’m Mishelle, a writer, gardener, teacher, chronic student, and Ken is my Handy Hubby, helicopter pilot, builder, superior critter caretaker, most tender critic, best friend and greatest support.

Like my previous blog at Peace Corps Worldwide—who deplatformed me in 2015 as soon as I started talking ‘conspiracy theory’—this one will also include our varied interests and worldview–from gardening to Globalism–and how these seemingly disparate topics converge.

Mostly it’s a blog of scathing social criticism interrupted by homestead happy snaps and varied novice musings on liberty, individual and local sovereignty, and the why and how we’re trying to get there.

We’re raising a small herd of sheep, a happy family of Red Wattle pigs, pastured poultry, seasonal fresh produce, honeybees, as well as produce homemade raw milk cheeses, hard cider, Kombucha, sourdough breads, and loads of canned goods and treats.

We’re not open to the public, but we do appreciate making equitable barters and inviting interesting visitors.  If you think you fit into one of those select groups, don’t hesitate to contact me!

A big Texas welcome to y’all, thanks for visiting!

Feel free to ask questions or just say hello at: wanderingshepard@gmail.com