Angela Pomponio, Amateur Homesteader
Name: Angie Pomponio
Occupation: Mom, Registered Nurse, Facial Aesthetics business owner, teacher, keeper of home and hearth, amateur homesteader
Place of Residence: Orofino, Idaho
Background and Personal History: Angie was born in Phoenix, transplanted to Idaho 25 years ago, traveled the west, came back to the forested mountains of Idaho to build a life with her husband. She has a registered nurse degree, a 3 1/2-year-old son who is her magic, a constantly evolving stable of quirky rescue dogs, love of debate and nonfiction, a quick laugh, loyalty, passion for social justice, and make raspberry jam that is famous in her circle. Angie's homestead skill arsenal is building, initially a little like cardboard cutouts in that she learned them primarily from reading. Angie is also an avid canner, planner, list-maker, hugger, cryer, supporter of friends, and she serves a mean cup of cinnamon-vanilla coffee to those who grace her kitchen.
Current Projects: Angie is currently working on sourdough starter, mastered the zucchini brownie, waging a non chemical war against thistle in her garden armed with a hoe and fury, attempting to lure our mallards to actually use the pond, constructing a greenhouse, fencing an expanded 3750-square-foot garden, planting and protecting an orchard from marauding deer, designing and installing a graywater irrigation system, installing cement anchors for clothesline, outdoor summer movie screen, and a salvaged metal merry-go-round — all while maintaining her home with her son riding shotgun and spouting incredibly insightful and philosophical truths just when she needs it most. Angie is also collecting medical supplies and getting immunized for my November medical trip to India to provide care in the slums of Delhi, which will be the first time since his birth that she won't tuck her son in at night. All while trying to get lipgloss on before her hubby gets home from work.
Other Fun Facts: Angie is pretty sure she will be the guy who butchers our chickens and her toenails are always polished. Angie's a true renaissance woman (insert self-deprecating laugh here!).
More Places to Find Angie on the Web: Angie's Facebook page