Meet the Homesteaders
Stephanie and David Powers were your typical young couple, living in Queens New York and climbing that corporate ladder. They made the choice to begin paying more attention to what was in the food they ate, which evolved into a weekend hobby of visiting farm stands outside of the city. They developed relationships with the farmers they met, and ultimately a passion for the lifestyle. The couple attempted to grow plants and herbs on their tiny apartment balcony, but ultimately found themselves dreaming about living on a real farm during their many drives back and forth from the country to the city.
One day they made the ambitious decision to purchase a five-acre property in Southern Chester County Pennsylvania. They packed up their small apartment and headed out to the country where they have been ever since! The team has doubled in size since then, adding their daughter Tallulah and son Hudson.
Their two kids are growing up outside and always covered in dirt! They are helping Mom and Dad raise their own food, learning how to hand-milk sheep, trying to save the bees, and wrangling chickens!
Stephanie started our making cheese with their sheep's milk until her friend taught her how to make soap, and the rest is history!
What is a Homestead?
Our herd of sheep are a mix of two dairy breeds; East Friesian and Lacaune. They enjoy grazing all day on fresh pasture. Sheep's milk is rich and creamy; the perfect combination for delicious cheese, velvety yogurt and nourishing soaps.
Caring for the health and stability of our hives comes first; our goal is to protect and increase the population of these essential pollinators. Collecting honey is a sweet bonus to working with these bees!
Last, but certainly not least, Shankley and Paisley are our Maremmas; livestock guardian dogs that live and protect our herd of sheep and flock of chickens. They live full-time with our livestock and keep them safe from potential predators. Shankly loves to cuddle and Paisley love to romp and play but, don't be fooled, they are quick to defend if they sense a threat!