Shalom! Peace! Hello!

“Shalom” is taken from the root word shalam, which means “to be safe in mind, body, or estate.” It speaks of completeness, fullness, or a type of wholeness that encourages you to give back – to generously re-pay something in some way.

Two families walking in faith share their daily life experiences while living on the same farm learning to do life together with their 7 children, livestock, and business. This hobby farm turning homestead/ agritourism under the guidance of God our Creator. Returning to the simple life of living off what He provides.

In 2012 God opened up a new way of thinking for our lives and the family. Being blessed with the adoption of our children and starting a hobby farm at the coast of NC. Our dreams were shared with another family who God was also inspiring. Our two families worked along side each other in our community church and with raising our children.

In 2017 God did the most incredible move in our lives. We bought land in the foothills of NC to expand the small hobby farm and to continue to raise our children in an environment that is falling to the wayside in their generation. To share the life that God has given to us and how He has made us who we are today. All by the Grace of God!

We are to use this land not for my own, but as a place where God’s presences resides in all we do. From family, which includes our adoptive and biological children that we homeschool, to fellowship with our neighbors, friends, and guests; to farming with our dairy goats and cows, to everyday life like cooking, cheese making, soap making, farming, and relaxing. We will share what the experiences have taught us or are teaching us. Without God and without relationship, we can not have the peace of God that gives completeness, fullness, or the type of wholeness that encourages us to give back into the lives around us.

Shalom Wooded Acres has become Surry Hills Farm

Branding is very important as we are learning our way into this industry. What started with a little hobby farm is steadily growing into something we had not expected. God is opening doors and directing us down the path He has laid out for us. So as we are taking the steps to listening to the direction He is guiding us we are also making some changes.

Shalom Wooded Acres will remain the herd name for our livestock, that is where it all started. Surry Hills Farm will be the umbrella name for everything else we plan on adventuring into. You can check out the The Farm page for the details as they develop.

May the Lord bless you
and protect you,
May the Lord smile on you
and be gracious to you,
May the Lord show you his favor
and give you peace.

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