Author Kate Hagel

Kate Hagel

Kate Hagel lives with her husband, Bob, and six of their seven children on 20 acres in western New York.

Uprooted from city life, they are replanting themselves in the clay soil of their beautiful property, Ballyhope, where they wrangle sheep, goats, alpacas, ducks, geese and chickens. Kate has become an obsessive knitter and dreams of producing her own yarn and roving. Find more information at or connect on Instagram at @ballyhopefarm.