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Embracing our homestead hearts

Eric and I were born and raised in Midwest suburbia, in the Kansas City area. Before we were even considering a future together, we'd sit in my dad's driveway at night and talk about a simpler way of living and how fast everything seemed to move around us. 

I'd joke, "Oh look, the star is out tonight," because could only see one star through the city haze.


 We've shared a lot of laughter, learning, and love in the past 15 years. We've supported each other through the rat race.  But our desire to slow down, experience life to its fullest, live a debt-free lifestyle, and build something special for our family, eventually lead us here...where the stars always shine.

We don't always get it right, and there has been plenty of heartache, but there are laughs and learning aplenty, here at the farm. We can't wait to share them with you.



You can take the kids out of suburbia, but can you take the suburbia out of the kids?


Well, I guess we'll find out!

Little Z Farm is situated on 40 acres in the village of Turney, Missouri. Turney is a hop, skip, and a jump away from Kansas City where my husband and I were raised. You'll meet our chickens, ducks, goats, dogs, and rambunctious barn cats in our blog and on our Youtube Channel. 


Hello! I'm Katie.

I am an animal lover, foodie, wellness pursuer, storyteller, and wannabe master gardener (I try so hard, friends).

I quit my full-time gig as Vice President of a video production company to kickstart our homestead dreams and focus on other things that are important to us. I still dabble in the video world to supplement our venture.

I struggle with anxiety and I've battled obesity my entire life. I mention this because it's just a part of why this homestead journey is so important to us. Self-care, physical work, whole foods, and sustainability are all part of our desire to build our farm.

Meet my husband, Eric!

Eric works full-time as a manager of a sports production company, so he's leaving me in charge of posting here! 

Eric is an authentic learner and sustainable living enthusiast. He believes everything has a place and purpose on the farm. He is a master of DIY and has a much greener thumb than I do. 

Eric's love for dogs cannot be captured in writing, and our pups are sufficiently spoiled because of him. When I started dating Eric, he told me that he didn't like cats. This was gut-wrenching. Fast-forward five years later and he's asking to bring home a new cat every other month.

Things have really worked out.

When Eric isn't working in the office or on the farm, he'd like to be fishing or building something.


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