Meet the Sycamores

Hi, nice to meet you! We're the Sycamores. We live on a half-acre homestead in rural Simpsonville, Kentucky, where we grow our own vegetables and raise chickens for eggs. 



I do most of the writing and podcasting around here, and also maintain the website.

By day I work for a company that specializes in ecological restoration, which mostly consists of invasive species removal and the planting of native trees and shrubs. When I'm not writing or gardening, I enjoy foraging, cooking, and playing music.

I also really like hiking and camping but usually need some convincing from Brooke to leave the homestead for a day or two. I get easily excited about projects that involve building things and/or shoveling dirt.


My wife Brooke is responsible for most of the photography you see around the website.

When she's not busy tending to Homer's (constant) needs, Brooke loves to spend time practicing yoga, seeking out the ideal swimming holes on hikes, and getting to know the wild spaces all around us.

Brooke is a life long student of the rhythms of nature, and believes that sharing the magic and medicine of nature is the best way to preserve our home planet.


Homer is our massive Great Pyrenees puppy, checking it at about 120 lbs as of his first birthday!

His favorite activities include digging holes, stomping through creeks, rolling around in our bed and terrorizing the cats. He has no idea how big he is.

Homer is just about the sweetest guy you'll ever meet, but beware of the sticky trail of drool he leaves behind wherever he goes!

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