About Me

Hi! I’m Lori!

Owner of Good Food Dear Friends and Co-Owner of Holland Girl Farm

I’m so glad you’re here! My husband and I moved to our home on 10 acres in Southern Indiana in Spring 2015. We have 2 grown children, both happily married, and 2 grandsons who are our pride and joy!

We also have 4 dogs, 2 mixed breeds that are known as “the Littles” and 2 puppy Cataloula Leopard Dogs (and there’s nothing little about them!)

In May 2019, we both decided that I would be better off working from home than working more than 60 hours a week at school (and then at home more hours than I care to remember). So I started Good Food Dear Friends to address a need I personally experienced with finding Gluten and Dairy Free snacks and breads that taste amazing! Turns out lots of other people are searching for the same thing!

At the same time, we started looking at our property and realized we could do so much more with it that would enable us to live both healthy and independent lives. We already have 2 gardens (both of which are being expanded), one for veggies and the other for herbs, which I began using in herbal tea blends that I named after favorite characters in classic literature. This year we are adding a berry patch and chicken coop. My girls (Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Donna Noble, Amy Pond, and Clara Oswald) will be moving into their coop in just a couple weeks! I’ll be glad to get them out of our music room! haha! Can’t wait for this fall when they’ll start laying fresh eggs!

Yes, music is also a large part of my life. I play the mountain dulcimer, Irish Whistle and (learning) ukulele. I also teach dulcimer lessons at our county libraries and have started a group in our community (find us on Facebook – Patoka River Strummers). We currently have 12 members and really enjoy getting together and playing music.

Here’s what you’ll find on this site:
  • Holland Girl Farm: veggies, fruits, fresh eggs, herbs and herbal medicinals
  • Ladies in Literature Herbal Teas
  • Blog posts and recipes on eating a gluten and dairy free life
  • Good Food Dear Friends: Gluten Free Dairy Free sweets and treats, recipes, baked goods and dry mixes