Welcome to The Sunny Wren!

I’m Kerri. I love helping and encouraging others to try new things, especially when it comes to gardening and homesteading activities. Here on The Sunny Wren you’ll find useful tips, fun ideas, and inspiration for in the garden and around the home.

Gardening

I grew up on a farm. When I was a kid I vividly remember spending a lot of time sketching pretend gardens with a stick in our gravel driveway. I loved imagining all of the types of gardens I could create. There were endless possibilities!

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

Since then we’ve realized that our garden give us a perfect place to connect to nature right in our own backyard. Time slows to a crawl in the gardens 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.

The gardens are magical (and FUN!)

If you’re desiring to build a garden but aren’t sure where to start, I can help. I believe everyone should have a garden and I’d love to help you become a gardener for life.

Tap the button below for more information about our Garden Design service.

Homesteading

The spark was lit very early on. I soaked in all of the goodness about homesteading from my family. I watched the women in my world tending to the gardens and preserving the foods that had been grown. I watched them at their sewing machines creating beautiful things out of bits of fabric. I observed the men in my world fixing whatever needed fixed and building whatever it was that they needed. My mother, father, grandmothers, and grandfathers could do just about anything. As I got older, I learned that there is an immense security that goes with knowing how to do many things yourself.

I wish to inspire you to adopt the mindset of a homesteader. Check out the Homestead tab for project ideas, recipes, crafts, and more.

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

Sheryl M. Davis

Whether it’s in the garden or around the home, have some fun and live life abundantly.