Welcome to The Sunny Wren!

I’m Kerri. My husband Kyle and I live in Iowa with our two sweet, spunky children.

I love helping and encouraging others to try new things, especially when it comes to gardening and homesteading. Here on The Sunny Wren you’ll find useful tips, fun ideas, and inspiration for gardening, homesteading, and family fun.

Garden

I grew up on a farm and when I was a kid, I vividly remember sketching pretend gardens with a stick in our gravel driveway. I loved imagining all of the types of gardens I could build. There were endless possibilities!

Fast forward to after Kyle and I were married. When we bought our house with a blank slate for landscaping, I started imagining and sketching gardens again. Before we built our first 16’x16′ fenced-in garden, I learned (and relearned from my youth) everything I could about everything garden related. Our garden thrived and I was hooked. That first garden gave us so much more than just food.

Our gardens are a perfect place to connect to nature. Time slows down while I watch my kids run barefoot through the rows of our sweet corn, eat tomatoes right off the vine, or crawl around the grassy paths under the towering sunflowers. It’s magical.

Every spring, I design and build new garden spaces to our landscaping. I believe everyone should have a garden, and I’d love to help design your new space.

Contact me to get started, and check out the Garden tab for tips, inspiration, and more.

Homesteading

Homesteading is for the minimalists, hands-on learners and creators, and environmental stewards of this world.

Sheryl M. Davis

The mindset of a homesteader has been a part of me for my entire life. I come from a line of gardeners, farmers, quilters and DIY-ers. Growing up, I’d often hear my Dad’s voice asking, “Is it a want or a need?” I can hear my Grandma’s question, “Why would you buy it when you can make it?”

So, I delight in growing fresh food for my family, learning new homesteading skills, and tackling projects with my husband. Check out the Home tab for project guides, recipes, and more.

Family Fun

Our family loves exploring new places. On the blog you’ll find posts about the places we’ve been and the things we did while we were there. Hopefully you’re inspired to hit the road and explore this great country of ours.

Useful tips, fun ideas, and inspiration about gardening, homesteading, and family fun.

Cheers to a life of abundance, friend.

Mom smiling at son, Dad carrying daughter

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