Growing up in rural Arkansas, we have a great appreciation for the farming community. We feel this community supports all functions of life and society.
Andy and I both come from farming families. We met in high school and were married after Andy graduated college. We both went on to careers; his in agriculture, mine in education. In 1995 we began our family as our son Ben was born. In 2000, our daughter Matti rocked our world. We worked, the kids grew and the farm only maintained. These three things remained seperate for the most part. Our vision was for them to be entwined with love, appreciation and interdependence. So in 2004, we both quit our jobs and came home to the farm. I began homeschooling the children. Our lives began to flourish, as well as the kids. The missing piece was the farm. Using the conventional methods, it remained stagnant. Andy had been doing a lot of research on grass farming. I was doing a lot of research on health related topics, as cancer is very dominant in my family. Of course these two paths crossed. So in 2006, we began the process of changing genetics, fencing, etc. We have been emersed in grass farming ever since. We have a blessing now of our jobs, our kids and our farm, entertwined, flourishing, and supporting our goals for life, community and the future.
We give thanks to God Almighty, who has blessed us beyond our understanding. HE is the reason for life and has given it abundantly.