Kelly & Ryan
Ryan and I started dating our junior year of high school and by junior year of college, we were ready to dive into marriage. We tag-teamed the roles of student and financial provider after marriage until we both completed our undergraduate degrees at the University of Missouri. Ryan works as a construction project estimator and I stay home to run the farm and homeschool our kids. We have three kids: Rosie(7) Forrest(5) & Faye(2).
We both love to learn new skills, which often translates into the next home renovation, homesteading practice, or car project on our plate. After renovating our 1920’s home in downtown Columbia, Missouri we started to discuss our dreams of owning land when the idea of farming lavender came to us. We decided to look for land with the intent to farm and wound up finding our next fixer-upper in the process. If we aren’t working in the field or at our current jobs we are chipping away at house updating projects. We have family that is just as crazy as we are and without them, the farm dream would not be attainable.
Kimie & Aaron
Aaron and I started dating when we were 16 years old. After successfully doing the long-distance dating thing for four years through college, we were eager to get married and start our life together. We got married just weeks after he graduated from Missouri S&T and were excited to be in the same city indefinitely. Aaron currently works at a local engineering firm as a geotechnical engineer and is beginning master’s classes. I recently graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Human Development and Family Sciences. His analytical and perfectionist tendencies along with my quirky spirit and drive for connecting with people make for a kick-butt team.
We are both mid-Missouri born and raised, and we love it here. Missouri is such a beautiful place! We have always known that this is where we wanted to end up and we have loved starting our family here. We have a daughter named Jane(2) who still gets giddy every time we go to the farm to see her cousins. When the idea of starting a lavender farm was brought to us, we knew this was something we had to take a chance on, and wow, are we glad we did!