The Herban Cowgirls are Aida and Daisy. We are making everyday magic on a shoestring budget. We spend a lot of creative energy in order to live interesting lives. We are wild and domestic, spoiled and independent, beautiful and ugly, angry and loving, passionate and lazy, familiar and foreign, captivating and repulsive, and it’s possible we’re more than a little crazy.
Aida’s homestead is Lakou Zando Libete, a sprawling corner lot with a whitewashed brick house and a magical garden bursting forth from what was once a big square grass lawn. Big Boy, dog, cat and two jet black chickens complete the family circle. Pour yourself a glass of violet infusion and go for a swim in the pool out back.
Daisy’s homestead is the Green Goddess Gardens, affectionately known as “Xanadu.” It’s a small house tucked away on a good block in a bad neighborhood. The Little Boy, the Herban Cowboy, a cat and 5 young chickens round out Daisy’s family circle. Settle into the hammock out back and listen to the buzz of insects and the whispers of the old pines.
We live in Savannah, Georgia, deep in the American South, where macaroni and cheese is considered a vegetable, and the humidity will make drying on a clothesline take forever.