About Us

Strangers on a Plain

After spending the 24 years in Southern California, we moved to Central Indiana in February of 2018, tearfully and tentatively chasing dreams of our own humble homestead. Until we’ve got a patch of land and a pack of alpacas to call our own, this blog is a record of our life in the Midwest with kids, our adventures near and far, and our attempts at living more simply and being better to the Earth that so graciously sustains us.


Midwest with kids

Hello, I’m Rachel. I am a writer and photographer living in Indiana with my with my tech savvy husband, our three kids, and two rescue dogs.

I’m a stress baker. Sushi is my favorite food and I drink Diet Coke everyday. I spend as much of my life traveling as possible. I love books and watching baseball, especially the Chicago Cubs. Want to know more? Inquire within.

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