My name is Julia. My husband’s name is Matt. Together, we bought a 129 acre farm.
Here’s a little bit about us for those that don’t know us.
Why a farm?
This is a question we get a lot, and I still don’t have a good answer. Matt and I both grew up on the outskirts of rural areas, but we don’t really have a farming background. As children, we both had backyard chickens, Matt’s first job (when he was 8 years old) was picking potatoes for a local farmer, and I had a pet ducks and geese.
We both like the peace and quiet of the country. We like having a large property that’s all ours. We can go for a hike through our own woods, we can’t see our neighbour’s houses and no one’s going to construct a huge subdivision in our backyard.
We’re not planning on becoming farmers, although we may return to our roots and raise some chickens one day. For now we’re just enjoying the space and the atmosphere on our farm.
Do you have any animals?
Chickens, ducks and geese are definitely on my list (a goat is on Matt’s). In the meantime, we spend lots of time snuggling our furry family members, our amazing (female) barn cat Ralph and our rescue dog Baxter.
How did you and Matt meet?
Matt and I met in high school. He watched me from afar for four months before he finally worked up the courage–with the help of the “Rocky” soundtrack and push-ups–to ask me out. I’d noticed Matt in class, but didn’t know anything about him, including his last name!
The good news is that since that night we’ve gotten to know each other a lot better. We went to the same university and over the years have developed a very strong partnership that allows us to work together very well and take on big projects–like a 129 acre farm.
How can I get in touch with you?
Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @homeon129acres. Want more? Follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. Or if you have a question, feel free to post it here and I’ll do my best to answer it.