Welcome to a
Little Homestead
in Minnesota

A homestead’s beginnings

 

It began in 2012 when two 30-something city dwellers decided the city life was no longer for them. We had a desire to set root somewhere we could raise our growing family while sowing and cultivating nutrient dense food we know we need to be healthy. The Lord opened the door for a rugged, 19 acre property that
has more slope and uneven ground than even, but also gave us a vision of ways to use it. While there isn’t space to farm in the traditional sense, we have hit the ground running and are learning how to use the land we have to raise animals and grow gardens that are suitable to the landscape. We are focused on going
beyond organic and incorporating permaculture methods to create and maintain microbial-healthy, mineral rich soil where we can grow the food that will grace our table and hopefully others’ in the years to come.

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Meet the Homesteaders

Todd Asmus

Todd Asmus

Husband, Father, Hunter-Gatherer, Breakfast Cook

Web Designer by day, homesteader by night, Todd's desire for working the land stems from childhood exploration at his Grandparents' farms – gaining first-hand experience bottle-feeding lambs, harvesting apples and other fruits, and preparing fresh food. Todd also learned the value of getting one's hands dirty by helping with his parents' garden for much of his childhood. His favorite part of the day is dusk into night time as the frogs start to croak and sing to one another: ``The world is at peace, and we give God thanks for a good day filled with honest work surrounded by family.``

Therese Asmus

Therese Asmus

Wife, Mother, Baker, Animal Keeper, Gardener

A life outdoors makes the soul sing and brings a smile to this homesteader's face. Therese has had a love for God’s creation since she was a young child. She grew up in the city, but spent a short stint living on a horse farm her family owned while they lived in Ohio. Living the city-dwellers life in a country setting, a love for nature was instilled and a desire to work with animals grew. An artist by nature she has left behind her canvases to work with her hands in the soil. She now focuses her creativity on making a sustainable homestead and raising her children to understand what it means to have healthy, nutrient-dense food on the kitchen table.

Ancient Grain Sourdough Bread

Hands-on Classes

Our Heritage-Breed Flock