Jenny Flores

Jenny Flores

Good Camel Garden

By Jenny Flores

Jenny Flores says of her move to the country, “I fell in love with rural Mississippi on a cross-country trip and I moved here as soon as I could.” She now calls Church Hill, Mississippi, home.

She is currently incubating eggs in an incubator made from repurposed materials, and she plans to add meat rabbits and goats to her property, which she shares with hens, roosters and dogs.

Her garden was planted because of “a desire to learn to live a more self-sufficient lifestyle,” she says. You’ll find spinach, lettuce, Swiss chard, garlic, onion, oyster mushrooms, rosemary, thyme, lemon balm, figs, peaches and blueberries in her garden.

“A homesteader is a person who wants to live the best life possible on their terms,” Jenny says, “taking both advantage of and responsibility for the freedom they have.”

Jenny lists her country skills as including canning, gardening, cooking, baking, knitting, and learning new things.

And her philosophy on country life?

“Learn as much as you can learn, do the best you can do, appreciate everything you have been blessed with,” she says.