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It all started with the Elikers!

Shortly after being wed, Jack and Rachael moved to Iowa after Rachael finished her degree in Animal Science, minoring in Biology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Jack finished his bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering in December 2012 from Iowa State.  He’s taken the family on several internships with companies like Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, IA and SpaceX in McGregor, TX.  The Elikers now currently reside near Indianapolis where Jack is employed with Rolls Royce. Rachael is an author, writing sweet romance, young adult, middle grade, and dystopian under various pen names (visit to shop!).

Jack was initially outnumbered by girls–Evelyn, Claire and Katherine were the first children to arrive in quick succession. Henry broke the chain, then Zoey, Peter, followed. Adam is the family caboose. All the children keep life entertaining and joyful. They are budding artists, animal lovers, readers, athletes, musicians, second mothers, cooks, and so much more. It is exciting to see where their paths have and are taking them!

The Elikers love to work together on home improvements or outdoor projects for the animals, home, or garden.  They find plenty of enjoyment in hard work and rarely let their visiting family and friends slow down their pace, including them in the home improvements (so if you visit,  you’ve been warned!). The Elikers also enjoy preserving their food, foraging, hiking, travel, swimming, and being together.

Author Rachael Eliker

Click to shop Rachael’s bookstore.

Many more adventures are sure to ensue as the Elikers continue to “rehomestead!”

Meet the Critters


Keystone Special (aka Stoney)


Moonlight Dancer (aka Dancer)








The Chicks

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