Meet the Crew

Thank you for visiting our page! We are a family of 9 plus one angel.

We started our homestead journey after finding out one of our adopted kids had horrible intolerances to both lactose and gluten.

We have always had chickens for eggs. But then we added goats for milk and meat, turkeys, quail, swine, and rabbits. We rely on our hard work to eat more naturally… We know where our food comes from and appreciate that.

Our goal is making the “simple” life, our way of life.

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Mom is Kris. Kris has an AFA in photography and a BS in education. She is 1/2 way through her MA in family therapy. Kris has several cookbooks published and loves homeschooling her children. She is an online ESL teacher, teaches children immersion English online to students all over the world including China, Saudi Arabia and Brazil.  Kris was the mom of the year in Chino Valley for 2016.

Dad is Larry. Larry has a bachleors degree in computers. He currently works as the network administrator/technology director for a local school district and has been there for over 18 years. He loves his job.  He enjoys hiking and takes kids out on the weekends for 4 to 15-mile hikes. He is also a secret author. ๐Ÿ˜‰ His new book will be released sometime in 2021.

Shelby is the oldest of the crew at 22 and has an amazing husband, Michael. They just bought their own homestead about 10 miles away from ours and have started a reptiles rescue.  She is the animal whisperer and helps with everything that she can.

Griffen is our builder. This amazing 18-year old can manage to build anything out of pallets. He is officially graduated from being homeschooled.

Elwyn is 16 and in 12th grade. This farm girl, even in her little frame, works as hard as her brother on the homestead. (You should see her throw 50-pound bags of feed!)  This amazing girl has the future goal to go to school to become a groomer and open her own shop.

Here is Ellie’s Meet Me video on Youtube: – Make sure that you like and subscribe to all of our videos. 

Berlyn is our Jedi. He tends to wander off during chore time to play with lightsabers… when he does help out, you can find him down by the bunny hutches. Berlyn is 14 and a freshman in high school.

Here is Berlyn’s Meet Me video on Youtube: – Make sure that you like and subscribe to all of our videos. 

Rowan loves the baby chicks in the house. She feeds the goats every morning. Rowan is 12 and in 7th grade. Rowan wants to be a pastry chef one day and loves taking cooking classes online.  She is currently taking Masterclass with mom and Gordon Ramsey.

Here is Rowan’s Meet Me video on Youtube: – Make sure that you like and subscribe to all of our videos. 

Trystan, our other 12-year-old, is an active little man. No, they are not twins! Trystan is always on the go and is still adjusting to life with a family and on a homestead. He does like to sit and draw.

Here is Trystan’s Meet Me video on Youtube: – Make sure that you like and subscribe to all of our videos. 

Grayson, the “baby” of the group is our Disney Princess. Tough like Merida but simple and smart like Anna. This mighty little one has started 5th grade and is 10 years old. She takes care of filling waters for the chickens and quail. ๐Ÿ™‚

Michael, Shelby, Griffen, Elwyn, Rowan, Larry, Kris, Berlyn, Grayson, Trystan

Our Sweet Angel… Breckin  – He lived hard and he loved hard. With Jesus on March 11, 2017.

We miss you Freckle Face. – Ecclesiastes 3:4  a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,

He had a blog at

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