Amanda Riley

Amanda Riley lives in a small town in Western North Carolina with her husband, their three year old daughter, one cat, eight chickens, and many thousands of honeybees. They have spent the last few years making their house a home and cramming as much homestead-like goodness as possible onto their relatively small lot. Amanda likes thunderstorms and strong coffee, salty ocean air and the lonesome sound of train whistles at night, the smell of horses and the color grey. She writes about and photographs their wanderings on her blog at