Meet Our Writers!

February 13, 2019

At Hoover’s Hatchery, we are so excited to bring you first world experience here on the blog from our chicken experts. It is one of our deepest priorities to bring you true and accurate chicken and fowl care information, along with some fun and sustainable homesteading projects. These are the people we trust to bring you first hand experience in chicken care, flock management, thrifty projects, and so much more! Meet the dream team:

Rich Patterson

Rich has been writing articles for News From The Coop for 2 years. His extensive knowledge in raising chickens and keeping life simple by being thrifty has entertained us for many months now. Rich along with his wife Marion have their own blog called Winding Pathways, where they focus on urban homesteading, gardening, travel, and the like.

Marion is a semi-retired teacher, and Rich a retired director from the Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids. Both of their voices combine to create a compassionate and educational voice from experience. Simply being outdoors is their passion. Writing about their love for the outdoors takes you into a whole new world that gives you a whole new perspective. Rich and Marion have also been the stars of our Facebook Live videos for quite some time now. They take care to bring you quality, well-worth your time topics that you can apply at home. Rich and Marion are gems that you will love to hear from here on News From The Coop.

Michelle Marine

Michelle is the writer and publisher of the popular lifestyle blog Simplify, Live, Love, and she is the Creative Content Director for Oak Tree Homes. Michelle also taught online community college classes for ten years, helping hone students’ grammar and writing skills. She has a snarky sense of humor, an MA in English Linguistics from Arizona State University, and a BA in German Language and Literature from the University of Missouri.

For twelve years Michelle lived and studied abroad in Germany and Asia, this fueled her passion for greener living and international travel. Living in rural Iowa allows her to act on those green living passions by growing a large garden that supplies a lot of her family’s food, living in one of the most energy efficient homes in the United States (and building them for other people), raising bees, dogs, and chickens in addition to her four well-traveled farm kids. You will enjoy hearing Michelle’s perspective on sustainable living, homesteading, her chickens, and much more!

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