Our Family


We are a family of five that live in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.  We decided in 2009 to grow our family and take in foster kids as well as take our bare back yard and start growing some other things. With the first year down we have had 7 different kids and a lot of tomatoes to show for it.

We thought we would share some of our experiences with the kids and the vegetables. From there it just kept rolling. What else could we endeavor to do and grow as a family. Much of what we share are areas that we stepping out into. We are always up for new challenges and seeing growth in us as individuals and a family.

Since the beginning we have had over 20 foster kids, several season of growing vegetables, having animals in our suburban back yard (until we were told that was against our neighborhood association, and help start a foster care ministry. These were great years of growth for all of us.

In July of 2011 we decided to move back home and start all over again.

Doing community with a house open is the way we role. Also looking to others ways to do life more simply, living off the land, experiencing new hobbies and caring for those that are without are top priorities.

We blog about motorcycles, gardens, root beer, family, Theodore Roosevelt, hunting, outdoors, organizations that help others, writing, books, Jesus, and other random things we are doing that might inspire you to live life to the fullest. Yes it is a broad, but we are constantly growing!

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2 responses to “Our Family”

  1. Caylen says :

    Joseph,
    Good afternoon! I came across your blog while doing some research for some clients I’m working with, and saw that you are listed as a Christian book reviewer (found here http://keikihendrix.com/2012/05/christian-book-reviewers-on-twitter/). Beth Moore and Priscilla Shirer both have new books coming out in October called Whispers of Hope and God is able (respectively), and I wanted to see if you might be interested in reviewing one or both. In case you’d like to consider reviewing these I have included additional information about them below.

    Please let me know if you’re interested in reviewing one or both of the books on your blog and I’ll be happy to mail you a copy. We also have copies available for giveaways if you’re interested in hosting one. We’re aiming for reviews to post in November.

    I look forward to hearing from you!
    Caylen Kyle
    blogs@iconmediagroup.us
    Icon Media Group

    God Is Able, Priscilla Shirer

    Got an IMPOSSIBLE situation? IMPOSSIBLE. IMPENETRABLE. UNCHANGEABLE. Maybe so . . . until God gets involved. No matter the details of your circumstance, His raw power potential and immeasurable ability refuse to cower in the face of any challenge. Nothing is impossible with God. Nothing. Not even that thing. This is the uplifting, well-reasoned answer from New York Times best-selling author Priscilla Shirer—not a denial of life’s adversities and troubles, but a biblical reminder that God is always up to great things, even when His great things are greater then instant remedies and visible change. He is a God who cares . . . and a God who CAN. Believe it. Experience it. God Is Able.

    Whispers of Hope, Beth Moore

    Scripture tells us to pray without ceasing, but how in the world do we do that? In fact, how should we effectively pray to begin with?

    Best-selling author Beth Moore addresses these practical and pervasive matters in Whispers of Hope by walking readers through an easy to remember and apply method of prayer, coupled with seventy daily devotionals and followed by prompts to put this prayer method into practice.

    Indeed, Whispers of Hope teaches the manifestation process of powerful Word-saturated prayer in response to a daily Bible reading. In turn, you will better understand how devotional reading and prayer are central to a stronger relationship with God.

    • joseph says :

      Caylen I won’t be able to do those reviews at this time. Love both those authors and hope their words get to many. Thanks for asking and might be able to help in future with a bit more lead time.

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