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Kids and a Blog, Just Add Dirt is a small family blog hoping to show families how fun and easy it is to grow and raise your own food in a suburban area. I intend this to be literally farm to table, grow it, clean it, process it. As well as lots of awesome fun ideas for kids and families think DIY’s and activities.

My name is Valerie and I am primarily a stay at home mom but I do moonlight on an ambulance as a paramedic on occasion. My husband and I have 5 kids between us with one more on the way. Our oldest 2 are my step daughters 20 and 16, also a grandson 9 months. Then come our little brood, 6, 3, 1 and baby due in April. We have a nice pattern of boy, girl, boy, girl!

We do all of our farming and growing in the company of Grandma. My family is originally from the state of Alaska but my parents relocated to Michigan after my brother and I moved here. Grandma June is a very permanent fixture in our “farm” life and is just as permanent here on Kids and a Blog, Just Add Dirt.

Our farm life is completed by my brother and his family. We spend lots of time together as a large family. With typically 6 adults, 6 kids, 3 dogs and a varied amount of additional humans and critters its hard to tell what could happen…