Welcome to our Homestead!
Have you ever had that burning desire to take back some of your life into your own hands? Do you sometimes feel like no matter where you turn you’re bombarded with noise and voices that just seem to be cheap substitutes for something deeper and more authentic? Is it your dream to one day be able to have a joyful home that exudes a sense of peace and stability, full of homegrown goods? If you answered yes to any one (or more 😉 ) of these questions, then you have come to the right place!
Who we are:
Our journey towards homesteading and leading a more simplistic, faith and family centered lifestyle began at different points for each of us, and morphed into what it is today when we got pregnant with our first baby mid 2021. Both of us grew up in Catholic households, which played a huge role in our desire to step back from the noise and craziness to lead a more simple life where we felt we would be able to hear God’s voice more clearly. Not only that, but we also want to give our children the best, healthiest, and most fulfilling life we can, and that just isn’t going to happen with the standard American diet, lifestyle, materialization…you name it! As a result, we started to dive deeper into what it means to live a healthy lifestyle, homemaking for the domestic family, ways to be the first evangelists of our children, and how to do as much as possible with our own two hands. And thus, Three Hearts’ Homestead was born! Three Hearts’ consists of an acre of land with a garden, two peach trees, and chickens. While we continue to build our skills repertoire on this little plot of land, we dream of the day that we will be able to move to a larger homestead where we can raise larger livestock and a more substantial food forest. We hope this is a place where people like you are able to receive validation for your desire to find meaning and authenticity in life, as well as somewhere that will help jump start (or continue to grow) your journey along the path of homegrown living.
Maddie grew up, the oldest of seven children, in a homeschooling family. Becoming obsessed with goats in high-school, Maddie raised them for both meat and milk (and showing them some in between). Maddie received her Bachelor’s degree in Livestock Merchandising from Oklahoma State University. She has spent every day since finding ways of implementing what she learned into a more wholistic system. One that marries efficiency in production with the natural order God created in our livestock. Throughout college, Maddie spent time working as a TA, and fell in love with helping educate people. Maddie is usually experimenting with some new fangled ferment in the kitchen, or on the couch nursing the baby. If she’s not there, she can usually be found out in the garden (likely pulling weeds 🙂 ).
Nick grew up with none of that, being the oldest of two and allergic to almost everything. He fostered a love for outdoorsmanship through the Boy Scouts of America. He decided to marry Maddie after seeing how hot she looked covered in goat afterbirth. Nick earned his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering one year after the wedding. Nick has always been dedicated to making things work and is fascinated by systems ranging from solar to rainwater collection. Implementing the survivalist moto of “making the most out of what you have” drives Nick to live more simply. Nick’s allergies motivate him to eat natural, live healthy, and improve his quality of life in the outdoors. You can often find Nick nerding out over off-grid solutions. Though occasionally he is waxing philosophic about authentic Christian living over a bottle of homebrewed beer.