How It All Started

It was 2001.  Tolkien fans were drooling while The Fellowship of the Ring was being filmed.  My wife and I had read the LOTR trilogy during her pregnancy because Reed Hastings hadn’t started Netflix yet.  So, with hobbits and elves in my head, I dreamed up a resort experience unlike anything else.

Fast forward to 2015.  We now have 5 kids.  I have yet to put a shovel in the dirt to make my first hobbit hole, but that may change very soon.  I don’t know where God is leading us, but I’m excited to follow.  We are just about ready to sell off our stocks and buy land, lots of it.  We’ll start with cattle and organic permaculture.  If we can earn enough with the cattle (or the book I’m writing), we’ll build a few extra hobbit holes and elf houses on our land for friends and guests.  I have no idea where this journey will end, but it all started:

In a hole in the ground…


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