Head of the Homestead
I grew up camping, fishing, and climbing trees. Although I didn't have a garden at home growing up, I had quite a few influences who introduced me to growing food. I love to garden because it teaches our children (and myself!) responsibility, self-sustainability, and patience.
Bryan has experience caring for all kinds of farm animals and a rose garden as a child in Tennessee. He works full-time growing in golf turf grass and holds a commercial pesticide applicator license with the state of Florida. He is our go-to guy for all things in pesticides (natural and artificial), fertilizers, irrigation, grass seed, turf grass and weeds.
Builder (in training)
Bryce is a great help, especially while we are building gardens or chicken coops. Tomatoes are his favorite thing to grow.
The Chicken Whisperer
Rylan loves all animals and most bugs. He's the first to jump in to help, even if it means getting dirty head to toe.
The Youngest Rugrat
Full of spunk, laughter, and silliness. Greyson loves to help water the garden, feed the chickens and collect eggs.
The Loveable Licker
You can often find Cali around the yard chasing lizards. She takes her job as flock protector pretty serious. She loves our friends and family & is always down for a good snuggle.
The Egg Layers
Our girls work hard laying eggs, so we love to spoil them. There's Jenny, Buckwheat, Liberty, Red, Buff, Marge, Brahma, Blue (two), Partridge and Light Maran.
Mr. Fraidy Cat
Lenny loves humans but anything else that moves scares him. He even scares himself sometimes. He loves treats and naps.
Also known as "Gigi". The kitchen is her territory. She's always cooked the best food and completed her commercial food apprenticeship in 2006. I don't think I've ever disliked anything she's ever made - trust me, she's that good.
Brian with an "i" (AKA Hibbard or Poppy) assists in delivering building supplies and gives a helping hand when he can. Backs it up like a Tonka truck.
Mouth of the South
Bryan's father (AKA Grandpa Donnie) is one of a kind. He's always grown tomatoes, loves to golf, and you can hear him from a mile away. Any visit with him is sure to be entertaining. Has a green thumb.