What is foos house?
Greetings! We are the Foos Family--Rebecca, Jordan, and Natalie--and Foos House Cottage Industries is our attempt to live a life close to each other, to our community, and to our place. Kentucky farmer and author, Wendell Berry, put it this way, "If we do not live where we work and when we work, we are wasting our lives and our work too." And so, we are hoping to live a life of wholeness, a life where our economic activities, our community interactions, and our time together as a family all flow from an integrated life--our take on the good life. Oh, and we hope to have some fun, too, while we are at it :)
Working towards this life, we continually ask ourselves these questions:
How can we live a simple family life? What gifts do we have that we can offer the community? What gives us the most joy? How can we offer this joy? What does our community need? How can we live in a way that is both economically and ecologically sustainable? Where is God calling us?
We've answered these questions, thus far, by developing a number of business enterprises: our by Becca line of handmade accessories and baby items, $1 Poem Publishing, and in the hopefully-near-future, locally-grown vegetables from the Foos House Market Garden.
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Meet the Foos Family
I'm Rebecca, the seamstress behind by Becca. I'm a native Nebraskan (Go Big Red!) and a trained teacher. After our daughter, Natalie, was born, I decided to stay home from teaching. And so, I wondered, "What could I do from home?" Drawing on my 4-H sewing skills from years past, by Becca slowly came into being. I enjoy designing new items and sharing them with the community. I'd love it if you stopped by my online store. Thanks for coming to Foos House!
I'm Jordan, and I don't actually wear glasses. But, I do write a poem now and then, and I'd love to share them with you. If you feel so inclined, I will write you a custom poem for a dollar. Yep, a buck! Check out the $1 Poem. Along with Rebecca and Natalie, I hope to be digging in the soil at the Foos House Farm (coming soon). Peace!
I'm Natalie, and I'm not old enough to write; so, my parents are helping me with this. Yes, I have eaten a couple of dirt clods in my life, and here are some of my favorites: books, pizza, puppies, peaches, standing on things, crackers, and goofy faces. One last thing: my parents are weird.