The Homecomers

Our beloved family photo. You may look at this photo and naturally see all the “flaws” it provides, but the truth of it is, this photo captures such accuracy. The decision to move from Denver and relocate back to our home grown state of Nebraska was not an easy one. Do you recall those refrigerator magnets that showed faces of emotions? You were supposed to use this “frame” magnet to choose or “frame” your emotion for the day. The best way to describe our feelings in this photo is to put a “frame” around all the faces on that magnet!

When we made the decision to move to Colorado in 2014, we didn’t know what to expect. A week prior to selling our house, I found out I was pregnant with our first and only child. We could have easily panicked (pretty sure I didn’t panic?), but we continued to put one foot in front of the other and pushed ourselves further out of our comfort zone. By doing so, the world opened up to us in ways we never thought were possible.

Fast forward 6 years, we took the above photo and started on our new journey in Nebraska. Even though we are “homecomers,” it is different. It is different because we are different. We have changed. Things that were once familiar, have become foreign to us, and while that can be unsettling for most people, we oddly find comfort in it. Comfort in knowing we have been elsewhere, we have left this town and we have chosen to return and make it our own. We proudly consider ourselves black sheep where before, we apologized for it. We are unapologetic now and thrive in our new identity. An identity we would have never developed, had it not been for Denver.

This blog is not about the past, although if you are reading this, you are likely part of our Denver Tribe! We thank you and appreciate you for being a part of our lives. You have shaped us into who we have become and we are eternally grateful (update on emotional face magnet: hot glued to happy face)!

This blog is about our journey in Nebraska. Re-branding ourselves as the hippie farmers we always knew we were, we just needed to live in the city to make ourselves better farmers! Our mission is to increase organic farming practices to our hometown. We hope to treat the soil better and to give Mother Earth the hug she deserves. I will also post updates on our house (in the midst of a pandemic, why not build a house, too?), share sustainable practices and products I love, and tips on how to stay mentally healthy. Oh, and what kind of farmer would I be without posting some recipes along the way?!

This is just the beginning, and I hope you stay connected with us while we share everything from growing pains to chicken names. I thank you for being a part of our tribe.

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