I'm Whitney

I love spending time in nature fly fishing, hunting, eating real food, and living a natural & sustainable lifestyle.

I started this blog because it worries me that the love we once had for nature is diminishing.

In this money-crazed, me-first world humans lose sight of what’s actually important.
That is, living naturally and taking care of the Earth.
The Earth gives us so much and it seems we expect it to take care of us without the accountability of the damage we’re causing.

My posts consist of practical ways to help save the environment by living a sustainable lifestyle.

I also write about spending time in nature, hunting, fishing, and gardening, along with health tips and real food recipes!

When I’m not blogging about sustainable living you can find me working side by side with my husband in our photography business, Rich & Whitty.

Photography, and caring for the Earth are a few of my many passions.

In 2013 we brought our first Conure, Hilo, home. 

We had no previous experience with parrots and soon realized that they are complex pets who need a lot of attention and care.
In doing research we realized that there weren’t many great websites that gave clear directions for proper care of parrots, so a few months after bringing Hilo home, the website Sprouting Organics was born.  

It started as a blog but quickly became an informational website.  Now it’s part of Willowbottom! 

If you have a parrot or are thinking about getting a parrot or just wanna check it out you can find it here.

Read the origin story in my post Willowbottom turns one 

My pets are my kids

I have 2 Beagles & 3 Parrots

Music brings me joy

Some of my favorite bands are: 

Grizzly Bear • Portugal the Man • Alt-J • Joywave • Fleet Foxes • Father John Misty

My favorite books are

A Sand County Almanac • 1984

My favorite outdoor activities are

Being out in my garden • Fly Fishing • Taking photos of nature & watching the woodpeckers at my feeders

Willowbottom Turns One!

100 things that make me happy

I believe that one person can make a difference

Are your ready to start your Eco-Friendly living journey?