Norma was once a writer, producer, director but after a career in television spanning over 25 years, and ranging from great dramas ("St. Elsewhere") to great comedies ("Roseanne") she has uprooted and moved to Maine. Joining the family farming adventure, she will write about farming, and return to her original passion of being an artist and illustrator, plus grandma and farmer.
What brought her all the way to Maine? Well, she has dreamed of owning a farm, from the first time she helped feed the cattle on her stepfather's ranch in Texas. She got a late start riding horses, but jumped in with both feet and competed in Hunter/Jumpers for 15 years. A challenging (and talented) horse caused her to turn to Parelli Natural Horsemanship and she is a Level Two graduate ("old" Level Two, which is now about Level 4, it seems...). She worked for Parelli in their Events Department, managing their volunteer program where she was able to increase Tour attendance by 40%. She created the very popular Daily Parelli blog, and wrote many articles for the Savvy Times as well as various magazines such as Horse&Rider. She'll be writing most of the blog posts and Facebooks posts here.
Meanwhile, she helps care for her two grandchildren and creates art and pattern designs for Chicken-Centric products - check out her Society6 shop, Spoonflower shop, and Zazzle shop. She also joined forces with her Little Daughter and Son-in-Law to create TetherMade - a modern and minimalist take on an old craft. TetherMade baskets are sold through our online store, in the CB2 catalogue, and in many fancy shops and galleries throughout Maine and on the West Coast.