We are all about simple, delicious food and homestead living on our farm.
Hi!! I’m Rebekah and welcome to Rivers Family Farm, where I share my family’s simple, homesteading life and from scratch recipes.
In the beginning.
I was born in Orlando but discovered the joys of living in the country when my family moved to rural Georgia right before I went into eighth grade.
I met my wonderful husband Derek when I was in college and he was stationed at Fort Benning. We got married and I followed him to North Carolina where I graduated with a degree in Accounting.
Duty called and he deployed overseas for more than a year. We were blessed with our first child about a year after he came home from war. As a new mom, I wanted to do everything I could to ensure that our daughter was well-nourished, so I started our first vegetable garden in the backyard of our postage stamp-sized lot. I remember the thrill of that first harvest and the flavor that I hadn’t experienced up until then. From that point on, I was hooked and I wanted to learn more!
A season of learning.
We moved to a larger house after a few years to accommodate our growing family. I kept expanding our vegetable garden, planted fruit trees and berry bushes, and learned how to preserve the harvest through canning and dehydrating. But I wanted MORE!
Illegal desires? Are you joking?!
It was illegal to have backyard chickens within city limits, so I petitioned the local city council to update the decades-old zoning ordinances one night. I held in my tears until I got back in my van, but I left that council meeting utterly defeated. They told me that if I wanted backyard chickens I needed to move. SO WE DID!!
Living our dream at Rivers Family Farm.
Like so many of you, we were fed up with living in a city and looking for more freedom. So in December of 2020, Derek and I sold our suburban house and moved our 4 kids (3 girls and 1 boy) to a 120-acre cattle farm in rural Alabama. We immediately jumped into the deep end of homesteading. We started by getting chickens but that quickly grew to also raising cows, goats, pigs, and turkeys, and we are thankful for every day that we can enjoy living our dream.
My deepest desire when we moved to our farm was to 1) grow closer to God, 2) grow closer as a family, and 3) grow closer to the earth and be more involved with where our food was coming from.
Join me and my family at our farm where we use our homesteading skills to be as self-sufficient as possible, and where I document our journey here on the blog!
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God bless you!!