Homesteading for the Average Jane

An average mom, trying her hand at suburban homesteading!


My name is Fran Quarles. I am a wife and mother of 3. My husband Joey and I also foster children so we have a busy crazy household! I have worked in a commercial kitchen, hosiery mill, museum, and as my church’s office manager. Now I am a stay at home mom and busier than ever! Now my passion is gardening, frugal living, and sustainability. I am very proud to be married for 10 years to my husband Joey who is an Emergency Room Technician, a member of our local volunteer fire dept., an fire department chaplain. He also plays the drums. He has no interest in gardening or yard work, so all that is up to me unless I can manage to drag him along. We are members of a great church called The Gathering, , it is a great place where we have lots of friends or family as I see them. Check out their website to learn more!

My homestead!

We live in a small town called Lakesite, which used to be just a subdivision that has kinda grown, and is a suburb of Chattanooga, TN. We have a small 1200 square foot house with one bathroom. We have a small yard around a 1/4 of an acre that is mostly sloped and has the worse dirt ever! So it really is a suburban homestead! I’m just a regular gal with a regular house and regular yard, trying to live a homesteading life!

So that is me! Plain and simple and sometimes crazy complicated. Join me as I start this crazy life!


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