FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HAVE YOU ALWAYS LIVED IN THE COUNTRY?
No. Jake grew up in the city, Becky grew up in the country, & we lived in Kansas City for the first 10 years of our marriage.
WHY DID YOU MOVE TO THE COUNTRY?
We were working multiple jobs, commuting all over town to get to work & pick up our son (Eli) from daycare. We had enough. We wanted to live more simply.
WHY DID YOU GET CHICKENS?
Becky always wanted to get chickens again (her family had them when she was a child). So we started with 6 chickens & the rest was history.
WHAT LED YOU TO GROW YOUR OWN FOOD?
We watched the movie, Food Inc, & it gave us new insight into what we were putting into our bodies. We started with one raised bed garden... now we grow anywhere & everywhere in the yard.
WHY ARE YOU ON YOUTUBE?
We saw other families (Justin Rhodes, The Grass-fed Homestead) sharing their homestead & family stories through YouTube & we thought we could do it, too! What started out as an experiment has led to a passion for growing our own food, spending time with our family at home & sharing it with our friends online.
Do you work outside of the home?
No, we make videos for our YouTube channel, social media & Jake does freelance graphic design work from home. Becky does some cleaning jobs throughout the week to offset our income so we can spend more time at home.
So you rent? Why not buy a place of your own?
We were stuck in a house we couldn't sell for 10 years in Kansas City. So this time we're renting until we find the right property to live on for a long time - one with plenty of land & close to our family in the area.
Besides filming & editing our videos, Jake enjoys observing our chickens, developing his woodworking skills & designing shirts & logos.
This leading lady for the farm. Becky does it all - the chores, the meals & comes up with all of the great ideas for our videos!
Always creating, Eli isn't afraid to get his hands dirty & build something alongside his dad. He's a big fan of flashlights & small electronics.
Our little ball of energy & tomato thief (and green bean thief). He loves to run around with the cats & pick up his favorite chicken, our Old English bantam rooster.