The Pond

Hi, I’m Mel. I am a rancher’s wife (we aren’t rich, and we aren’t cowboys) a homeschooling mother of two gorgeous girls, and the owner of a small tea business.  My family is Torah-observant. I keep chickens, ducks, geese, bees, cows and a garden in Northwestern South Dakota. I don’t do any of these things perfectly, but I love them all.

I write to encourage, inspire, and maybe make you laugh.

I hope you like it here, this place is anything but ordinary!