We are a family of 7: Myself (referred to as “D” when my husband occasionally blogs), my husband, S, and children, JR, M, A, N, and R. We have a passion for Christ, believe children are a blessing from God, and are thankful God has made us a family. Our children (who you can read more about HERE) have joined us through both biological birth and domestic adoption. S is a retired Air Force test pilot, we have moved to our dream farm, and are striving to live simply and sustainably, learn new skills, teach and serve others, and run a growing business to supply our awesome customers with wholesome, pure foods.
Most folks who knew us a few years ago think we lost our minds somewhere along this journey called life. Back then, we were the “normal,” average American family. We (OK, I admit, me more so than S!) ate at McDonalds, watched too much television, and grocery shopped several times a week. Then God put us on a path that we could have never imagined. After the birth of our first child, a series of events unfolded and we were hit with convictions that led us deeper into the Bible, in search of God’s plan for our lives. Within a year, we threw out the television and any inappropriate CD’s or videos we owned, and we began learning about our health and stewardship of the land. That started us in the direction of an organic lifestyle–and by that, I don’t mean “USDA Certified Organic.” Rather, I mean the natural, organic, pure way of doing things in a way that God originally intended (as best we can interpret His Word, at least!). We were able to combine my experience as a vet tech, having a degree in farm management, and many years of animal experience, with my husband’s business and engineering background, and the amazing amount of information we have gathered regarding natural, chemical-free and drug-free farming, which allowed us to have a good start with our little farm. Over the years, we have mutated into a homesteading, sustainable, permaculture farm family, seeking to be God-sufficient (as opposed to self-sufficient), such that we and our children can see and appreciate His blessings on a daily basis.
I hope you enjoy browsing our site and getting to know a bit about us. Follow us on our blog as we journey to discover the life that Christ desires for us. You will read about our memorable adventures, our celebrations, our frustrations, and how we continually strive to discover and follow God’s leading.