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Aimee and her husband Anaiah purchased their abandoned apple orchard 7 years ago, and built their own beautiful farmhouse 4 years ago. Visiting their homestead, meeting their amazing animals and being welcomed into their house was nothing short of a gift. Their kindness and generosity really blessed DJ and I, and we’re so grateful for the opportunity we had to visit.

We came to their farm days after a surprise baby lamb was born. She was so precious! The perfect welcoming of Spring. They’ve got laying hens, roosters and chickens, and in late Spring they raise pigs through Summer. Their gorgeous Australian Shepherd was always so kind and welcoming, too 😉 she loved to give us a full greeting, kisses included, ha!

Their first build on the property was a cut little A-frame type chicken coop… they’ve since expanded 😉 a much larger chicken coop, a really rad treehouse, a sheep pen, their own house of course and then the most recent being their gorgeous barn. I shared more about their barn loft in this post, here (link to barn loft airbnb post).

Going through their home, Aimee and her daughter shared with me different aspects that I found so lovely. They were traveling through Italy while their home was being built, thus inspiring the carrara marble in their *stunning* kitchen. The kitchen is definitely the center hub, and for good reason. It’s functional, beautiful, and inviting.

We so enjoyed our time at The Homegrown Apple Homestead. Getting to know the Kirk family was truly so refreshing and we left feeling very blessed to have made the connection, while falling in love with the homesteading, minimalist, intentional lifestyle. I hope these photos of my friend Aimee, her kiddos and their home bless you like they did me!