About Our Family Our dream of raising our family in the country has come true. We have been blessed with 10 children, seven boys and three girls. We are new grandparents now as well! Six of our children have graduated from Highschool and have moved on with jobs of their own. We live on 44 acres of beautiful Missouri land.
We have been part of Boy Scouts, 4-H, and are currently members of a local saddle club. Three of our boys, dad, and our littlest daughter are in the Royal Rangers program. We love the Pinewood Derby Race!
We have raised many farm animals. Currently we have chickens, horses (Traveler-Quarter Horse, Romeo-Mustang, Travillian-Mustang, Kiddron-Buckskin), a few cows, goats(Snowflake and Veronica), a few kittens, and our momma cat named Kitty. We also have a guinea pig named Calico, and a parakeet named Peachey. Akela, Jackie, and Buddy are our AKC Registered German Shepherd Ranch Dogs. And of course, we take great pride in our mom and dad dogs and puppies!
Some of our hobbies that we enjoy are: playing chess, volleyball, tennis, ping pong, basketball, and softball. They tell us we have enough for a team! We love horseback riding, and some of our children have been on the State Champion Horse Judging Team in 4-H. One of our sons is a “horse whisperer”. Some of our children have participated in Missouri Citizens in Action, and Legislative Academy in 4-H. We also have a couple Eagle Scouts.
We belong to a Homeschool group in Hannibal and also one in Illinois across the river.
We also enjoy FaSoLa singings in St. Louis, as well as at home. We play banjo, fiddle, guitar, and accordion for the gospel bluegrass sound. We also play piano, flute, violin, trumpet, and trombone for the classical sound.
We plant a large garden, and enjoy canning. Tomatoes, applesauce, and green beans in abundance! Donna and Abigail enjoy sewing, cooking, bread making, and soap making. Also visit the Around the Ranch tab for pictures of our ranch and animals.
God has blessed us to be able to raise our dogs and puppies. We love them!! We hope to be a blessing to you by bringing you a Happy, Healthy, and Snuggly Puppy!
Our Families New Additions
Evangeline our oldest daughter married Nick Sutton.
Nathan our second oldest son married Erika Sellers. They have a sweet little girl and baby #2 is on the way!