About Us


Our Story…

Hi There! And welcome!

This little blog has been up and running for nearly 3 years now. It used to look much different. It ended up FULL of spam commenting, and the entire thing fell to shit due to my lack of interaction. Well, it’s about time I get this back on track!

So, who the hell are we? And why the hell are we here?

Well, my name is Jessica (a.k.a. Mrs. Smivie Farms). There’s Chuck (a.k.a. Mr. Smivie Farms). And our crew of misfits you’ll be introduced to over time.

Our story really starts on a 1/2 acre of bare dirt in the middle of the Southern Nevada desert. We lived in a tiny house, with a tiny farm, and HUGE dreams. These dreams ultimately led to us packing up everything we owned, misfits and all,  and moved us to the other side of the country (southeastern Ohio to be exact).

So, who exactly are we? We’re bikers, hobby farmers, small business owners, crafters, and DIY-ers (is that even a word?). We’ve survived stage three renal carcinoma, several surgeries, a now inoperable hernia as a result of cancer surgery, and now stage three kidney disease (along with around 35 different diagnosis of various levels). We’ve had really high times, and we’ve had extremely low times, and we’ve had an amazing time along the way.

What are we all about? Living a debt free lifestyle, raising animals and gardens, learning new skills, cooking, Pinterest experiments, and creating things from scratch. Sound interesting? Then you’re in luck! So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!



About Us