Hi, I’m Margaret

I’m the woman, writer & photographer behind Living Locavore.

I’m passionate about homesteading, food, community, connecting with people, and sharing inspiration from my rural life in a vibrant coastal community.

Born and raised in rural Nova Scotia, I’ve been a writer and dreamer since childhood – and these two things have anchored me through some rough seas. 

Days after high school graduation, craving adventure and experience, I left for Europe to backpack around six countries in six weeks with little more than a journal and a camera. Then, after two years of studying philosophy and literature in Halifax, I flew off to experience the magic of the West Coast for a while.

On dreamy Vancouver Island – or lotus land – I experienced the joys of cycling, urban gardening, yoga studios, hiking old growth forests and wild coastlines, and spending hours in tiny independent bookstores.

I earned a B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of Victoria (super nerd), spent a few months travelling the West Coast down to the tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula in a Westfalia camper van, gained a ton of messy life experience and met and fell in love with Mathieu a little over ten years ago.

Then, I felt a different pull. I missed the seasonal rhythms of the East Coast; I longed for the open hearts, resilience, and spirit of Maritimers; and Mat and I really wanted to own a rural homestead and truly live – not just work. So, to my homeland I returned.

Now, an expired academic with a bohemian spirit, I write, dream, and eat as close to home as possible alongside my two children, Eleanor and Frances, and my husband Mathieu (also a dreamer) on our one acre homestead in Petite Riviere, Nova Scotia.