The Big Move

Where He leads, we will follow…


The Adventure Continues...

This is far overdue.  Thanks to a number of unexpected events, 2020 has been one surprise after the next.  Considering the plight of the World and the sheer sadness that COVID has spread from community to community it is incredibly important to look back and reflect on all the good that God has done in our lives.  That is what this story is all about, reflection.  

Make no mistake about it, this year has been tough.  On top of welcoming little farmer into the World we were presented with an amazing opportunity to take our family (including our herd!) North and return ‘home’, Indiana.  Our immediate family has lived in Indiana for decades.  Military and career took us far and wide for a few years but coming home has always been the endgame.  Winding down 2019 we started to feel the call that Indiana was closer than we anticipated and as the year drew to a close we knew it was time.  

God provided a way (as He always does) and we only had to follow.  He opened a door so to speak and simply asked if we were serious about following.  And then the World shut down… 

After a time serving the country the family had just started with the welcoming of little farmers’ one and two.  Moving back home to Indiana was a big deal for the family and they were all very excited to see friends and family.  Spending some time in the world of finance Mr. and Mrs. Farmer didn’t think it was time to open the gates and start the farm.  It still called to them, it just wasn’t the right timing.  

Soon after, Texas was calling.  Another big move across the country for Mr. and Mrs. Farmer as well as little farmers’ one and two.  Dallas was a huge stepping stone for the family.  It was Dallas where the Lord laid adoption on the hearts of the family and they were able to welcome little farmers’ three and four from China!  What a journey that was getting those future farmers home!  It was after this fateful trip that Rhys Valley truly started to call…


Wanting more for the family and to once again be close to friends and family, Mr. and Mrs. Farmer made the decision it was indeed time to move further North and actually start the farm.  Landing in the outskirts of Nashville, TN, Rhys Valley Farm was born.  With and empty sheet of paper and the entire world in front of them our family decided that dairy goats, specifically Nigerian Dwarfs, would be the animal of choice alongside their faithful shadows the Great White Pyrenees.  

Rhys Valley Started with 6 Does and 2 Bucks as well as one male and one female pyre.  The intention was always to breed and raise a truly stellar herd.  Keeping that in mind Mr. and Mrs. Farmer sought out champion bloodlines and ensured that every goat in the herd is 100% pure-blood as well as ADGA registered…

Time moves swiftly on the farm as it does in all aspects of life.  With Rhys Valley well underway Mr. and Mrs. Farmer were incredibly excited to welcome little farmer five home from China in late 2018.  Continue to fast forward to early 2020 and they were blessed with little farmer six as well as 12 healthy goat kids, their first kidding on the farm!

The future is bright for Rhys Valley and the family is excited to continue  sharing their love, laughter and experiences with you as you journey with them on this adventure called life!


Rhys Valley Farm