We at The Rocking Homestead are a pretty average family. We work, we go to school, we play, we do chores. We love music, various geek fandoms, and getting creative while building our homestead. Somehow, we all fit together like some wacky, goofy puzzle.
Jessica is a Colorado Native and has lived here most of her life. She served 6 and a half years in the Colorado Army National Guard as a print and photo journalist, and deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2004. After leaving the Army, Jessica went on to work as a birth doula and child birth educator. She also is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Horticulture with a minor in Women’s Studies.
Jessica has always been passionate about environmentalism and social justice, and cant remember a time when she didn’t call herself a feminist. As a child, she dreamed of living in a treehouse in the rain forest, living off of a garden she tended herself, with chickens and a cow for milk. Her dreams today are only slightly different. She is a messy person with lots of tattoos who swears way too much.
In her free time, Jessica enjoys reading, writing, gardening, biking, crafting, hiking, camping, cooking, and watching comedies, sci fi, and fantasies. Her favorite musicians include The Beatles, the Pixies, The Violent Femmes, Ani DiFranco, Nirvana, Elliott Smith, Bright Eyes, and Tom Petty.
Jeremy has been an electrician all his life and is a damn fine one. Moreover, he is an awesome handyman, skilled in carpentry, auto repair, home maintenance, landscaping, and just about every other DIY skill you could toss at him. On top of that, Jeremy has a flair for design and strong artistic talent. He excels at repurposing, recycling, and repairing objects to keep them out of the landfill and keep money in the bank. His creativity, resourcefulness, and problem solving skills are indispensable to the running of the Rocking Homestead.
Jeremy is somewhat more reserved than Jessica is when it comes to social and political passions. You won’t find him out protesting or marching, but you will find him living his values every day, and giving back to his community. He loves being a husband and father, and is totally dedicated to his family.
In his free time, Jeremy likes to design and build new projects, build Lego models, and play golf. His favorite bands include Metallica, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, The Dropkick Murphies, and Avenge Sevenfold.
Elijah is in First Grade and loves video games. He is also interested in superheroes, bugs, volcanoes, archery, carpentry, art, music, and fashion, but mostly he loves video games. He is a 4H Cloverbud and plays roller hockey. Elijah suffers from food allergies (egg, soy, shellfish, and peanuts), so we learn how to cook every recipe two ways. His favorite bands include Fun, David Bowie, The Ramones, and Weird Al Yankovich.
Freja is named for the Norse goddess of beauty, fertility, and war. She loves the movie Brave, Duplos, bike rides, her brother, shoes, purses, and being naked. Her favorite song is The Fox. She also loves Gangnam Style, LMFAO, and Meghan Trainor.