About Me





BACKGROUND

My name is April. I was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. About 13 years ago I met (and fell in love with) an Alberta farm boy who relocated to BC when he was a teenager. In January of 2019, he had a series of tonic-clonic seizures, and subsequent ongoing complex partial seizures that continue to this day. Suddenly we found ourselves in the situation of myself being the only income earner in our household, while he copes with a brain injury from the seizures. We made the difficult decision to move to Rural Beaver County, Alberta, to be near his father, step-mother, the farm, and a location where I was able to purchase a house and some land. I always craved stability, but I was never going to be able to afford a house in the Lower Mainland.

We now live in a great little community that allows him to have a hospital and family doctor 2 blocks away, and the help from my in-laws. Together with my mother in law we devised a plan for all of the excess goat's milk from the farm. This allows me to be creative and pay my bills.

Moving out here has changed so much in our lives for the better. Every day is a challenge with my husband's condition, but we're a great team. If you see me at markets, he will usually be there with his big smile and easy conversation.

I believe in using the best ingredients, and I am not a fan of artificial colourants when we have botanicals and clays that can be used. This is a philosophy that I utilize in a lot of my life; natural fibres, food made from scratch, and natural materials within my house wherever possible.

BITS AND BOBS
In my spare time I am a small business consultant. I like to dye yarn, knit, crochet, paint, cook, garden, play with my dog and 2 cats, travel around the world, and do projects with my husband (he's crafty AF and I love renovations and upcycling).

I am a ska/punk/reggae/dancehall kid at heart, with a serious addition to 90's rock, hillbilly, storytelling rap, and Dolly Parton. I like going to kareoke nights, but I can't participate due to a traumatic incident in the late 2000's where a friend and myself were booed off stage during our Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme song performance.