We live on an acre by a creek in Tennessee in a log house Jordan designed and built with timber off the family farm. We are still finishing house construction, and have a long way to go yet. We married in 2013 and have the three wonderful little ones – Marian, Alan and Elsie.
We have so many dreams for the future, but we really don’t know exactly what path or direction God will take us on, so we strive to be content and work on the day to day things that we have to do now.
Jordan works from home, as it has been one of our main priorities from day one to have our family together daily – working, playing, and learning together. We believe our children will thrive and grow best with the presence of both mother and father in their day to day routine. It is one of our long term goals to make it possible for both of us to keep working from home, even if that means sacrificing a bigger income. Although -we have plenty of plans to grow several home businesses up and with God’s blessing make them successful enough that our children will have opportunity to join in on thriving family enterprises when they get old enough, if they so choose.
We also feel that learning to work with your hands is very important, and should be an irreplaceable part of childhood and daily life. We have an especial fondness for the hand trades of the 18th and 19th centuries, and hope to revive many of them in our own little homestead. These interests include woodworking, blacksmithing, sewing, painting and much more. We hope to eventually combine the ‘old ways’ with new technology such as solar power to create a uniquely productive and healthy homestead and lifestyle.
See Jordan’s newest endeavors at Axe & Anvil .