Total loan: $4,000


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Decatur, MI, United States / Agriculture

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Samantha's story

I grew up on a small homestead in the middle of the Missouri Ozarks, surrounded by poultry of all kinds and a little bit of everything when it came to livestock. After going to school for music and nonprofit management, I figured I would wind up running a ranch rescue (and may still someday!) but life led me around a few twists and turns and eventually led me right back to that small, self-sufficient homestead concept. When I met my husband and moved to Michigan, I found my way back to actively farming and couldn't be happier to look out every day and see our sheep and poultry and know we're building the same kind of upbringing for our own small children. I love to visit with our sheep, watch the lambs racing in the evenings, and look out at our pond and watch the ducks and geese living their peaceful life. The desire to wake up to our beautiful farm, great neighbors, and safe, quiet property keeps me working every day to support our bit of a fixer-upper farm.