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About Us

The beginning:

Early spring of 2012 brought us to this small homestead in Crow Wing County. Myself, my two sons, many pets and livestock, have adjusted to a down-scaled lifestyle of the homestead life. Our move has been a humbling and exciting experience, changing from full time ranching and homesteading to each of us holding full time jobs in the area workforce.

Homestead living the past 25 years, is and always will be in our hearts. We continue to hone our skills and build on a sustainable lifestyle. Downsized considerably from acreage of 270+ to 15, a more leisure style of homestead has been refreshing...but challenging to say the least.

Updates through the years:

After 5 years settled on this homestead, 2017 was a year of many changes. We are acclimated to working and living in this Central Brainerd Lakes community and stewardship of a beautiful but much different landscape.


My oldest son Winchester, is enjoying a new life with a partner and her family. Winchester works in healthcare and excels in this field of caring for challenged adults.


Remington, my youngest son, continues working as large machine operator, and managing this homestead that he purchased. He is enjoying a bit more free time since we downsized by selling the goats and the Llamas and our Emu Sydney. 


We continue organic gardening, creating personal and health care products, raising meat rabbits and sell seasonal produce, and free-range eggs.

Many wild botanical medicinal plants grow well in this soil and are welcomed for their healing properties. Each year we discover another plant such as Mullien.
We planted 24 Elderberry in 2014 and again in 2015 added 6 more. 2018 we harvested a few berries, 2019 enough to make immune enhancing tincture for the family. 2020, 2021 and 2022 yielded bumper crops to make jelly and dried for teas as well!
Each year we grow herbs for Flower Essences, tea blends, tinctures, tonics and elixirs for wellness. Both chamomile and borage flower need to be picked each day.

Homestead Life

Pledge to Mother Earth
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