Norma is a homesteader and gardener. She and her husband, Keith, raised their children on a small hobby farm. She offers the insights she has gained along the way on various blogs as a ghost writer. After a retirement taking a break from writing, Norma occasionally likes to write for House & Garden Care under her own name. Speciality topics are about a specific niche, which in the case of gardening is about growing plants. The key to being good at growing vegetables is getting good soil, fertilizing, and water.