Mini Bio


Hi! I’m Lynda M Lacroix and I live on a seven acre homestead in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri called “Belle Manor Farms.” I live by organic means as much as possible and use environmentally safe ingredients on my small farm.

Belle Manor Farms raises several endangered, threatened. and/or heritage breeds . The farm presently raises Dexter Cattle, horses, Embden Geese, Royal Palm turkeys, Laying chickens, New Zealand/Flemish Giant rabbits, Shetland Sheep, Nigerian Dwarf goats for brush removal and Nubian/Alpine goats for milk, and a few dogs.

Belle Manor Farms is trying to help show the way back to basics by becoming a self-sufficient farm that will one day be totally off the grid using a combination of solar, wind power, and other alternative energy sources. Join in making tomorrow a better day for us all using environmentally safe alternative sources of energy.

I hope one day to install alternative energy sources and with the help of solar panels and wind turbins the small farm will come closer to living entirely off the grid and being self sufficient in energy needs. With the use of organic greenhouses, both natural and hydroponic, the trips to the local supermarkets will be few and further between. The farm also boasts an ever growing orchard for fresh fruit.

I am an accomplished writer with over 40 years working in areas of homesteading, animal husbandry, and conservation. I am also an avid homesteader and conservationist as well as a Wildlife Biologist. It is my belief that we live in a time that neighbor must look after neighbor. No longer can each person go through the day thinking of themselves first. Everything a person does effects someone else and now is the time to start thinking about the consequences of our actions.

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