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Dale and Jan

We grew up in Medina County, Ohio and met in the County 4H Club. Although we headed off to college in different places and Dale ended up in the Army and Jan ended up in the Navy, we still managed to fall in love and build a 36+ year marriage together. Through the years we raised two wonderful children, lived around the world, changed careers, and held onto a dream that one day we would settle down on a small farm.

Jan became obsessed by knitting, and with Dale’s wholehearted support, we took the idea of the farm and shaped it to include fiber animals. We found our property after a long search and also found the simple joys of creating the farm and building our farm business.

Although we both work full-time jobs right now, we look forward to the day when we both have the chance to give full focus to Fair Winds Farm and building the business to allow us to give back to our community.

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Marie and Heidi

Our daughter Marie and her wife Heidi live in Baltimore, MD with their two cats, Monkey and Ronald Weasley. Since they both grew up with military parents, wanderlust sometimes takes over. They've lived in several states up and down the east coast. Now that they live closer to the farm though, they enjoy visiting and gathering farm fresh goodies to cook with.

Marie is working as a freelance performance artist and producer and has numerous projects that she juggles daily. She also knits in her spare time. Heidi works as a crime analyst in the DC area and hosts a true crime podcast in her spare time.

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Our son Allen is our itinerant farm hand. He serves our nation in the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant in the Supply Corps. His assignments have been all around the world in submarines, the Middle East, on a hospital ship, at the Navy’s Supply Corps headquarters in Mechanicsburg, PA and aboard the USS BONHOMME RICHARD in Sasebo, Japan. We’ve done our best to use his talents while he was stationed nearby.

Although his Navy career is going to keep him busy for some time to come, we think he’ll be heading back to this neck of the woods one day…if only to pick up his dog, Stella!

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Ruby and Stella

Our farm dogs, Ruby and Stella add a huge amount of cuteness and fun to our lives.

Ruby is a naturalized citizen – she’s our rescue dog from the streets of Naples, Italy. An old girl, she’s still as adorable as she was when she was just a puppy. She loves to nap in her giraffe chair or just curl up in a lap when she’s not out visiting her many farmyard friends.

Stella is Allen’s dog who has come to live with us until his Navy career brings him back to the United States. She loves to run and explore and can really move! The alpaca and sheep have grown accustomed to her, but the chickens still have their doubts.

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