Hello! My name is Denise Riggs. I am a mom the wife to a hard working aspiring farmer. And together we are the parents of three crazy monkeys! Our goal in raising these 3 crazies is to give them a chance to learn how to work, to take pride in what they accomplish, and to give them a childhood that allows them to learn about the world around them. Because of them we found ourselves on this path.
Our homesteading journey began in 2016 when we brought home our first chicks. We started out with 8 chicks while we were living in a small duplex on an 8th of an acre. We built our first chicken coop and marveled at the first eggs our chickens gave us.
Fast forward to now and we are living on 1 acre and trying our darndest to make all of our farming ventures happen on this small homestead of ours. Currently we have over 50 chickens, 4 ducks, a small rabbitry containing 5 does and 2 bucks, 3 lambs, 4 breeding goats, and 1 Dexter cow.
We have made space for a substantial garden, a potato garden, as well as planted 12 fruit trees on the property since we moved here two years ago.
Both Dave and I grew up in frugal households, both by necessity and choice.We were taught how to work and make the most of what we are blessed with. We enjoy the simple pleasures that growing, harvesting and preserving our own food brings. We enjoy the challenge each new endeavor brings.
We invite you to join us on our journey as we continue to navigate the ins and outs of homesteading and tackle the unknown obstacles we encounter along the way!