Hi! We are Jennifer & Steve, a husband and wife team that loves to grow and create on our 3.5 acre homestead in North Central Ohio. We are Indiana natives, but transplanted to Ohio via New Mexico in 2009. A year later, we bought a sweet decrepit little farm house that we continue to transform into a place of beauty, tranquility and inspiration. (Secretly we call it the Charm Farm.)
The Common Milkweed idea planted itself in 2007 while living in Santa Fe, NM where we dreamed of working the land, growing food for us and for nature and owning our time. We gave our idea a go at our homestead in Indiana aptly named Coffeetree Bottoms, but our wanderlust took us back to New Mexico to work at Carlsbad Caverns National Park and adventure in the wild Guadalupe Mountains.
We soaked up the desert and left a big part of our hearts there when we moved to Ohio, but the moisture, frogs, fireflies and a job in Columbus called us back to the Midwest. Now these six life facts guide our next big adventure:
1 - We love to be together.
2 - We love to be outdoors.
3 - We love to grow plants.
4 - We love to make things with our hands, in the simplest way, with the least impact on the Earth.
5 - We love to hike and explore.
6 - We want to be in charge of our time and our schedules.
We sunk our roots in deep to honor this one precious life we live and so here we grow with our menagerie of rescued kitties and hopes and dreams so big you could climb them like a mountain.
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