Meet the Maverick


 Hey There. My name’s Jesi. I’m somewhat of a Maverick. And I drive a stupid minivan.  Because I have so many kids. Here’s a little story for you…

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Once upon a time there was a girl.  She met a really good-looking guy who went to the same church and they fell in love.  They traveled and had a good time for a while and then decided to start a family. 

Mr. and Mrs. Maverick
Circa 2000



Pretty soon, a little girl joined them.  Then another and another and… you guessed it, one more after that.


Hailey, Hannah, Hope and Harleigh

Hailey, Hannah, Hope and Harleigh

They felt like it was important to teach their little girls themselves and decided to keep them at home.  They bought a little hobby farm and started living the dream.  They got horses and goats and chickens and dogs and filled their quiver full.


Casa de Maverick

Casa de Maverick

The girl grew more and more crunchy.  The boy went along with it all ‘cause he loved her.  She began to cook whole, traditional foods and eat lots of coconut oil, butter and raw milk. She even started making their own bread! She was able to heal and help herself and her family with oils, crystals and weeds from the woods – full-on hippie stuff!

She began to learn about liberty and anarchy and really dug the idea of genuine freedom.  She questioned everything she’d been taught and rejected the status quo. She read about peaceful parenting and baby wearing and healing with food and was intrigued.  The more she adopted this lifestyle, the more she realized she was becoming something of a maverick…and it felt like home. Her family became her hobby and then her career and she was satisfied beyond her expectations.  Her home was her garden and the harvest she hoped, was going be marvelous!

Abernathy Baby Ranch Est. 2000

Abernathy Baby Ranch
Est. 2000

She felt the call to share this joy with anyone who would listen for a second.  She wanted to blab about all the things she’d learned and found were important.  Plus, she just liked to write and the boy was tired of all her yammering.

So, the girl went into the web in search of a tribe who would share her passion for all these things. With great anticipation, she awaits new friends.



3 thoughts on “Meet the Maverick

  1. Hello cousin Maverick, my husband is actually related to your husband. My husband’s dad is Cy Lewis, who recently passed away in 2012. Cy was the oldest brother to the 16 Lewis Siblings of Ruth and David Lewis. We live in very liberal Oregon, and welcome all walks of “crunchy” in our midst. In fact, Cousin Eileen sent us your blog link. I would love to join your tribe, well since we are related and should stick together. I don’t home school because I am a teacher, but I do use oils for healing (lack of health care options that I like and can afford). Send me updates and keep us in the loop. Perhaps there is much to learn from our hippie country maverick cousins 🙂


    Jesi Reply:

    Welcome, Lewis Clan! So glad to hear from you and love that you live in Oregon. I have many a crunchy bloggin’ friend in Oregon and love the crunchiness of that state! Subscribe on the front page of my blog and I will keep you in the loop! Thanks for the read and comment.


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