About KW Homestead
Welcome to KW Homestead!
The KW in our name stands for Kuska Wiñasun (pronounced “koo-sku wean-yuh-sun”). Kuska Wiñasun means “let’s grow together” in Quechua, the language of the Inca. The Inca lived centuries ago in South America, mostly throughout what is now modern day Peru. Moquegua, a small town in Peru, is where we met and fell in love. We were both studying abroad, through different schools; Jason through University of Florida and Emma through UNC Greensboro. After realizing that we were meant to be together, we embarked on an adventure of long distance coordination and perseverance!
The fruits of our labors can be seen here at KW Homestead, which began in the spring of 2013 when we bought our home in Stokes County, NC. It began small, with chickens and a small garden. Now it has expanded to include over 30 pot belly pigs, 75 heritage turkeys, 200 ducks, 100 chickens, 7 geese, and 3 cows!
We take extra care to raise and harvest all of our animals humanely. When they’re not eating wild, native plants, grass, bugs, and other small creatures, our animal clan is fed sprouted grains and non GMO feed from local farmers. All of our animals live their lives on pasture and all have free range of the woods or fields. Some of our animals range over our entire property (those animals that do a good job of staying out of the road)!
If you are wondering why our website is also found at ourochreway.com, check out this link on the background of the name Our Ochre Way.
For an exciting, detailed account of exactly how we came to be a partnership, check out A History of Our Ochre Way.
All of the lovely pictures on this page were taken by Jenny Tenney Photography!