About Home in the Finger Lakes

Hello and welcome! I’m Jennifer, the heart and hands behind this blog. At the heart of Home in the Finger Lakes is a belief that you can embrace country living, and live a meaningful, productive, and fulfilling life wherever you call home. You don’t have to live on a dirt road, work hundreds of acres, or drive a tractor. It’s about the joy found in simplicity & getting back to basics.

This is more than a lifestyle; it’s about reconnecting with nature, being self-reliant, and rediscovering the traditional skills that our fast-paced world often overlooks. This blog is a window into my world – a place where I share my experiences, triumphs, and challenges on a small family farm in Upstate New York.

Simple Living

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The inside of the newly covered hoop house

From starting a vegetable garden and raising chickens to preserving food and crafting homemade goods, each post is a chapter of my ongoing adventure. But this blog isn’t just about what I do; it’s about what we can learn together. It’s a space for sharing knowledge, inspiring each other, and building a community of like-minded individuals who share a passion for a simpler, more sustainable way of life.

So, whether you’re an experienced homesteader, an aspiring green thumb, or simply curious about this way of life, I invite you to join me on this journey. Let’s learn, grow, and thrive together in our pursuit of a more grounded and gratifying existence.

Welcome to my homesteading journey – where every day is an opportunity to cultivate happiness from the ground up.

The Farm

For the Morrisey family, farming is in their blood, and they are committed to continuing the farming legacy and maintaining the family farm. Together with my husband on our 275-acre farm in Ontario County, we tend a herd of black Angus beef cows while cultivating crops like sweet corn, which has been well known for generations as some of the best around. You can find our homegrown produce on the roadside stand on the farm, local farmer’s markets, and it is also delivered daily to local grocery stores just outside of Rochester, NY.